lower critical temperature


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lower critical temperature

the environmental temperature defining the lower limit of the THERMONEUTRAL ZONE of a tachymetabolic animal (see TACHYMETABOLISM). Below the lower critical temperature the animal must undergo REGULATORY HEAT PRODUCTION in addition to its BASAL METABOLIC RATE to maintain homoiothermy (see HOMOIOTHERM).
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If the lower critical temperature is not right it will affect growth and immuno systems,'' said Mr Armstrong.
Lehmkuhler said several things can influence lower critical temperature value.
Existing data indicate that bimodal HDPE materials show a significant increase in critical pressure compared to unimodal HDPE materials and also have considerably lower critical temperature values.