homeotherm


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homeotherm

 [ho´me-o-therm″]
1. an animal that exhibits homeothermy, a warm-blooded animal.

ho·me·o·therm

(hō'mē-ō-therm),
Any animals, including mammals and birds, that tend to maintain a constant body temperature.
[homeo- + G. thermos, warm]

homeotherm

(hō′mē-ə-thûrm′) also

homoiotherm

(hō-moi′ə-)
n.
An organism, such as a mammal or bird, having a body temperature that is constant and largely independent of the temperature of its surroundings.

ho′me·o·ther′mi·a (-thûr′mē-ə), ho′me·o·ther′my (-thûr′mē) n.
ho′me·o·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.

homeotherm

see HOMOIOTHERM.
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In the animal kingdom the other homeotherms are mammals such as goats and cows and so forth, as well as birds.
General survey data of homeotherms helps to document and understand changes in size of populations or shifts in their distribution, and can be especially important when the most recent published data is at least several decades old.
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