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  • v. Present participle of overwinter.
  • n. The survival of an infectious agent or its vector through the winter, during which time it does not infect a host


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  • St. Tiggywinkles: 'Any hedgehog that has not reached 600 grams or is injured in any way, when the weather turns cold will not have the fat reserves to survive hibernation, and so must be kept indoors throughout the winter. (See our Hedgehog Overwintering Fact Sheet).'

    December 5, 2007