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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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Increases in body temperature during the hottest hours of the day also occur in other homeothermic animals such as some day-active mammals and birds.
Temperature relations and underwater endurance of the smallest homeothermic diver, the water shrew.
The biological half-time of radioactive Cs in poikilothermic and homeothermic animals.
Some homeothermic animals group when it is cold in order to reduce heat loss and avoid predators while foraging (Pulliam et al.
It just says that the brain is not as homeothermic as we think.
50[degrees]C and even 1 or 2 degree of body temperature loss from normal state may be considered as hypothermia in homeothermic animal (Carroll et al.
5 [degrees]C with a homeothermic blanket system (FHC, Brunswick, ME, USA).
The only mammal present that is not naturally homeothermic is Grant's small golden mole (Eremitalpa granti), which swims through the sand of the Namib dunes in search of its invertebrate prey like a fish in water.
In addition, their low thermal inertia dictates that small birds must respond rapidly to changes in the thermal environment if they are to remain homeothermic.