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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bovis, but nearly all warm-blooded animals are susceptible to the infection.
Staphylococcus aureus is commonly regarded as the most pathogenic coagulase-positive species, and it is known to originate on the skin, hair, and nostrils of warm-blooded animals (Lior, Baron, & Gautier, 2003; Sheretz et al.
This has led some paleontologists to argue that dinosaurs must have had a high metabolic rate, one comparable to warm-blooded animals
The bacteria are commonly found in solid waste, decaying vegetation and the intestines of warm-blooded animals.
coli, a common bacterium found in the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals.
Under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a division of USDA, has the authority to regulate most warm-blooded animals used for exhibition, research, and the wholesale pet trade.
Even though they might resemble modern reptiles, new scientific evidence shows that dinosaurs were warm-blooded animals.
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that commonly infects cats but is also carried by other warm-blooded animals, including humans.
All warm-blooded animals can become infected through the ingestion of "oocysts" found in cat waste.
Only female mosquitoes bite and feed on the blood of humans or warm-blooded animals.
Salmonella strains are well adapted to reptiles, and they usually cause asymptomatic infections in such animals, while retaining pathogenicity for warm-blooded animals.
When a community finds that water it relies on for drinking or recreation contains Escherichia coli, a bacterium found in the feces of warm-blooded animals that indicates fecal contamination, residents and officials naturally want to find the cause and fix it--quickly.