Acclimatisation


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Acclimatisation

Biology The adaptation of an organism to new environmental conditions. 
Microbiology The adjustment of bacteria in culture to changes in nutrients and temperature, which may require enzymatic changes.
Physiology A reversible, noninheritable change in the anatomy or physiology of an organism which enables it to survive in an alien environment or in altered environmental conditions.

ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion

(ă-klī'mă-tī-zā'shŭn)
Physiologic adaptation to a variation in environmental factors such as temperature, climate, or altitude.
Synonym(s): acclimatisation.
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2] without adequate time for acclimatisation is highly likely to manifest as acute illness.
The recommendations of these committees, and the arguments in the Yeoman and Acclimatiser article, show in microcosm how salmonid acclimatisation was simultaneously embedded in the particularities of colonial Victorian politics and science while being linked to broader transnational and Australasian acclimatisation, aquaculture and conservation networks.
Put them through the acclimatisation process, it's definitely possible, but it may be new to some of the countries here," he asserts.
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Indeed, he didn't even admit that his expedition had employed radically different policies on oxygen, hydration and acclimatisation compared with previous expeditions.
The acclimatisation couldn't have gone better really.
After doctors give Ben the all-clear, the trio make the final preparations for the race and head to Antarctica for a 10-day acclimatisation trek.
The rest of the guys did a big acclimatisation climb, but I gave my back a rest and went with a guide on my own for a lonely four-hour trek.
The Girls Aloud beauty watched the drama during an acclimatisation trek on Mount Kilimanjaro, three days into her BT Red Nose Climb in aid of Comic Relief with eight other celebrities.
This is the first birth for our Dolphin Bay family, a true testament to the acclimatisation of these incredible animals.
Calzaghe flies to America on Saturday to begin acclimatisation, alongside stable-mates and sparring partners Bradley Pryce and Nathan Cleverly.