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WHAT DOES HOMEOTHERMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Homeothermy is thermoregulation that maintains a stable internal body temperature regardless of external influence. This temperature is often, though not necessarily, higher than the immediate environment. It is one of three types of warm-bloodedness, and its opposite is poikilothermy. Homeotherms are not necessarily endothermic. Some Homeotherms may maintain constant body temperatures through behavioral mechanisms alone i.e. behavioral thermoregulation. Many reptiles use this strategy. For example, desert lizards are remarkable in that they maintain near-constant activity temperatures that are often within a degree or two of their lethal critical temperatures.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOTHERMY» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about homeothermy
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOMEOTHERMY»
Discover the use of homeothermy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to homeothermy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
X. Poikilothermy Versus Homeothermy "Are poikilotherms more efficient energy
transformers than homeotherms?" and if so, "how could homeothermy have
evolved?" These questions have been tackled by both ecologists and
Amyan Macfadyen, 1977
The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates: A View from Energetics
5. Adaptation. to. Temperature. Variation: Homeothermy-Endothermy. Table 5.1
Analysis of basal rate of metabolism in mammals*. 5.1 SYNOPSIS Endothermy is
the state in which body temperature is regulated by balancing the heat lost to the
Brian Keith McNab, 2002
The Biology of Human Survival : Life and Death in Extreme ...
The dispersion of heat is driven by the universe's thermodynamic imperative,
against which rage the furnaces of animal homeothermy. Body heat offers the
scythe of speed to animals of advanced phylogeny. In the current animal
Claude A. Piantadosi Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Duke University, 2003
The Biology of Bats
Homeothermy consumes a significant proportion of an animal's energy. The
lower the body weight, the higher the ratio is of body surface area to
metabolically active tissue. Small animals must therefore sacrifice a large
proportion of their ...
Gerhard Neuweiler, 2000
The Hot Brain: Survival, Temperature, and the Human Body
For instance, a kind of homeothermy and even real endothermy has been
achieved in fish such as the tuna. Also, in reptiles such as dinosaurs, a kind of
homeothermy has been proposed because of their enormous mass/surface area
Carl V. Gisolfi, Mora Teruel Mora, 2000
Biology of Marine Birds
13.4 DEVELOPMENT OF TEMPERATURE REGULATION There is an intimate
relationship between the chicks' development of homeothermy and parental time
budgets. Until achievement of homeothermy of the chick(s) one parent needs to ...
E. A. Schreiber, Joanna Burger, 2001
Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds
A useful thermoregulatory index of homeothermy (H) compares the proportion of
the adult thermal gradient maintained by a chick during cold exposure (Dunn
1975) [Equation 2], provided that cooling is measured under standardized ...
William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, 2010
Avian Growth and Development: Evolution Within the ...
Egg temperature, embryonic metabolism, and water loss from the eggs of sub-
antarctic Procellariiformes. Physiol. Zool. 61:126-136. Brown, C.R., and R.P Prys-
Jones. 1988. Development of homeothermy in chicks of sub-Antarctic burrowing
J. Matthias Starck, Robert E. Ricklefs, 1998
The Origin and Evolution of Birds
Large Size and Inertial Homeothermy. That dinosaurs could have maintained
some degree of thermal stability, hence reasonable levels of activity — that is,
that they were homeothermic — has been suggested many times as far back as
G. S. ...
Alan Feduccia, 1999
Biochemical Adaptation : Mechanism and Process in ...
Ectothermy has many advantages Despite some of its limitations, ectothermy is
seen to have certain major advantages over endothermic homeothermy.
Ectothermy allows a less energetically costly mode of living due to the four- to
Radiology Peter W. Hochachka Professor in the Department of Zoology, and Sports Medicine University of British Columbia, George N. Somero David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science and Director Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, 2001
8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOMEOTHERMY»
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Usain Bolt could outrun a T-Rex and yes, those velociraptors in …
Some have suggested dinosaurs could achieve 'homeothermy' - where they could maintain their bodies at a near constant temperature. «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
Herbivorous feathered dinosaur fossils discovered in Transbaikal …
Probably, dinosaurs had a peculiar kind of homeothermy, which has yet to be discovered," Sizov said. In his opinion, the common ancestor of ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Apr 15»
Forgive the cliche, but size does matter
This is called inertial homeothermy, and means cold-blooded animals need to be larger in cold areas and can be smaller in warm areas. «Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 14»
Were dinosaurs cold-blooded, warm-blooded or perhaps something …
This is called 'inertial homeothermy' and it would allow them to keep a fairly constant body temperature, and thus they could remain more active ... «Yahoo! Malaysia News, Jul 13»
Chicks of young breeders demand precise temperature control
There are two possible reasons for the delay in homeothermy in chicks from young breeders. First, chicks from young breeders are smaller at ... «WorldPoultry.net, May 12»
Giant Sea Reptiles Were Warm-Blooded?
Homeothermy and endothermy in ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs would make sense, as past studies of their body plans suggested the creatures ... «National Geographic, Jun 10»
A Mammal in Winter With a Furnace of Her Own
As always, however, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and we mammals must pay for the convenience of homeothermy by eating many ... «New York Times, Feb 07»
Big dinosaurs 'had warmer blood'
This is known as inertial homeothermy. According to the scientists' equation, the enormous sauropod Apatosaurus - which at 13,000kg was ... «BBC News, Jul 06»
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