endothermy


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endothermy

 [en´do-ther″me]
2. thermal regulation by internal heat production.

endothermy

/en·do·ther·my/ (-ther´me) diathermy.

endothermy

the ability of an organism to produce sufficient metabolic heat to raise its CORE TEMPERATURE above its surroundings. It may be maintained continually or for limited periods only, such as during activity. See HOMOIOTHERM, POIKILOTHERM.

endothermy

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Endothermy in fish: thermogenesis, ecology, and evolution.
Anatomical and physiological specializations for endothermy.
Contrary to what many paleontologists might have expected, she found that ancient birds had growth rings, suggesting that they had not yet achieved the endothermy of their modern offspring.
Some people, who were at one point very big enthusiasts of endothermy, have backpedaled quite furiously," says Farlow.
The amount of misinformation that is out there on dinosaur endothermy is so unbelievable.
Looking back in the fossil record, Hillenius traced the evolution of endothermy in mammals by searching for maxilloturbinals or the internal ridges to which they attached.
The anatomy of alopiid sharks suggests that endothermy may occur in this family.
Orbital rete and red muscle vein anatomy indicate a high degree of endothermy in the brain and eye of the salmon shark.
Endothermy by means of vascular heat exchangers allows bluefin tuna to inhabit a wide thermal niche and therefore wide geographic and depth ranges (Carey and Teal, 1969; Carey and Lawson, 1973).