dormancy

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  • noun

Synonyms for dormancy

the condition of being temporarily inactive

Synonyms for dormancy

a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

quiet and inactive restfulness

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Two starting periods were used for the control treatment to ensure that there was no difference in total germination from the effects of afterripening or aging during an 8-wk period.
They often possess inhibitory mechanisms, including seed coat impermeability, afterripening requirements, or light and temperature sensitivities which must be overcome with specific stimuli or treatments before germination is triggered (Nikolaeva, 1977; Baskin and Baskin, 1991).
Most of the spores germinate during 6-15 days, but a small number of spores germinate one month or more, which indicates that the spores of Cyatheaceae may have the potential of dormancy or afterripening as do the seeds of some spermatophytes.