warm-blooded

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warm-blooded:

see body temperaturebody temperature,
internal temperature of a living organism. Mammals and birds are termed warm-blooded, or homeothermic, i.e., they are able to maintain a relatively constant inner body temperature, whereas other animals are cold-blooded, or poikilothermic, i.e.
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warm-blooded

[′wȯrm ¦bləd·əd]
(physiology)

warm-blooded

(of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings
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Although a gradient of 1[degrees]C was observed in a few occasions, especially in the months from March to August, the change occurred just beneath the surface, and the water column was homoeothermic below 1 m depth in all occasions (Figures 2A and 2C).
For an homoeothermic organism such as a carnivore, the major thermodynamic challenge consists of obtaining more energy from its prey than that it expends in catching them.
All homoeothermic animals can be intermediary hosts, where the asexual reproduction of the parasite occurs with the formation of tachyzoites and bradyzoites (JACOBS, 1967; DUBEY, 1994).
The access to higher free oxygen levels seems to have rendered, probably at least 200 million years ago, living organisms with homoeothermic metabolism.