Bergmann's rule(redirected from Bergman's rule)
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Bergmann's rule[′bərg·mənz ‚rül]
The principle that in a polytypic wide-ranging species of warm-blooded animals the average body size of members of each geographic race varies with the mean environmental temperature.
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