heterothermy


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heterothermy

 [het´er-o-ther″me]
the exhibition of widely different body temperatures at different times or under different conditions, as in species that hibernate. adj., adj heterother´mic.

heterothermy

(hĕt′ĕr-ō-thĕr″mē) [″ + therme, heat]
Condition in which an animal's temperature varies considerably in different situations but is not poikilothermic.
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Heterothermy was proposed to be a key thermophysiological adaptation for some ungulate living in arid bioclimate, where body heat is stored during the hot diurnal time, with a consequent rise in body temperature, to reduce insensible evaporative heat loss.
Compared to females, males entered the heterothermal period later, terminated heterothermy earlier, and spent significantly less time in the heterothermal period.
Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna investigated whether elephants make use of heterothermy.