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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Some animals, such as hibernating mammals, combine both systems: they are homeotherms in the spring and summer, but with the arrival of winter, they fall into the slumber of hibernation and their body temperature matches that of their environment.
Warmblooded animals -- referred to as homeotherms -- produce best when their surroundings are in a temperature range called the thermoneutral zone.
During these cruises we made observations on all homeotherms encountered; we surveyed several islands used for breeding by seabirds, and set rodent traps on 5 islands.