Instead, he found that they developed erratically and sometimes experienced periods of dormancy before reawakening.
During this confinement, they do not hibernate but rather enter a state of "dormancy" and become inactive.
That is a sign of the absence, or at least of the dormancy, of the Comic idea.
That has been during their season of dormancy, but in every case they have pushed at the proper time.
It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.
The change of seasons, and an annual period of dormancy, demand forethought and prudence.
Thus, at the proper time, the milk-glands of a mammalian mother are awakened from their dormancy.
A distinction of great importance from a physiological and a practical point of view is made between rest and dormancy in plants.
The most remarkable thing about them is the length and intensity of their dormancy in hibernation.
The activity of the plague in London in 1563 made up for its dormancy in the years preceding.