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Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of, homeotherms. Compare: poikilothermic, heterothermic.
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Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of homeotherms.
Synonym(s): hematothermal.
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(ho''me-o-therm?) [ homeo- + thermo-]
An organism that maintains a constant body temperature despite fluctuating environmental temperatures; a warm-blooded animal.
Synonym: homotherm See: ectothermhomeothermalhomeothermic (-ther'mal) (-ther'mik), adjective
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Therefore a cold insect cannot escape as quickly from predators as a warm insect, especially if the predator is homeothermic. Insects that are cold are therefore at higher risk and should be more likely to group in order to avoid predators.
"It just says that the brain is not as homeothermic as we think."
Homeothermic animals develop adaptive modifications to cope with Ta fluctuations that include adjustments in metabolism, insulation, and behavior [16].
Briefly, rats were anesthetized with 60 mg/kg (intraperitoneally) pentobarbital sodium and kept on homeothermic pad to maintain body temperature at 37[degrees] C.
Broiler chickens are homeothermic animals with internal temperature around 41.5[degrees]C with a body covered with feathers, which favors thermal insulation but makes difficult heat exchange with the environment.
The hierarchical relevance of the central nervous system (CNS) to thermal control activities is explained by fine adjustments of maximum enzyme reaction activities to a given temperature in homeothermic animals.
Throughout the experiment, the body temperature was monitored and maintained at 36.5 [degrees]C-37.5 [degrees]C with a homeothermic blanket system (FHC, Brunswick, ME, USA).
The only mammal present that is not naturally homeothermic is Grant's small golden mole (Eremitalpa granti), which swims through the sand of the Namib dunes in search of its invertebrate prey like a fish in water.
In addition, their low thermal inertia dictates that small birds must respond rapidly to changes in the thermal environment if they are to remain homeothermic. No previous study has examined the interaction between convective and radiative heat transfer and their combined effects on metabolic heat production in intact animals.
Handford (1980) provided the earliest report of no association for a homeothermic vertebrate, the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis).
Average core body temperature of cattle is well-known as 38.5[degrees]C [+ or -] 0.50[degrees]C and even 1 or 2 degree of body temperature loss from normal state may be considered as hypothermia in homeothermic animal (Carroll et al., 2012).