homeotherm

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homeotherm

[′hō·mē·ə‚thərm]
(physiology)
An endotherm that maintains a constant body temperature, as do most mammals and birds.
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Other questions might come up that are harder to answer, such as when homeothermy and ZW sex determination evolved in the ancestry of birds.
Temperature regulation in nestling Cactus Wrens: the development of homeothermy.
Perhaps higher concentration of melatonin is required to combat the stressful condition in order to maintain the homeothermy.