Definition: Any process in which an organism enters and maintains a period of dormancy in which to pass the winter. It is characterized by narcosis and by sharp reduction in body temperature and metabolic activity and by a depression of vital signs.

ID: GO:0042750

Articles referencing this term

Recent developments in environmental metabolomics
Mark R. Viant, Mol. BioSyst., 2008 , 4 , 980
DOI: 10.1039/b805354e

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