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Meaning of "homeothermy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOMEOTHERMY

homeothermy  [ˌhɒmɪəˈθɜːmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOMEOTHERMY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Homeothermy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOMEOTHERMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Homeothermy

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.

Definition of homeothermy in the English dictionary

The definition of homeothermy in the dictionary is in an organism, the regulation of body temperature at an almost constant temperature.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOMEOTHERMY


agamospermy
ˈæɡəməʊˌspɜːmɪ
aluminothermy
əˈluːmɪnəʊˌθɜːmɪ
cathiodermie
ˌkæθɪəʊˈdɜːmɪ
diathermy
ˈdaɪəˌθɜːmɪ
electrothermy
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈθɜːmɪ
endothermy
ˈɛndəʊˌθɜːmɪ
fermi
ˈfɜːmɪ
germy
ˈdʒɜːmɪ
gymnospermy
ˈdʒɪmnəʊˌspɜːmɪ
homoiothermy
həʊˈmɔɪəˌθɜːmɪ
homothermy
ˌhəʊməʊˈθɜːmɪ
hyperthermy
ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪ
Nurmi
ˈnɜːmɪ
panspermy
pænˈspɜːmɪ
permie
ˈpɜːmɪ
poikilothermy
ˌpɔɪkɪləʊˈθɜːmɪ
radiothermy
ˈreɪdɪəʊˌθɜːmɪ
squirmy
ˈskwɜːmɪ
taxidermy
ˈtæksɪˌdɜːmɪ
wormy
ˈwɜːmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOMEOTHERMY

homeomorphy
homeopath
homeopathic
homeopathically
homeopathist
homeopathy
homeosis
homeostases
homeostasis
homeostatic
homeoteleuton
homeotherm
homeothermal
homeothermic
homeothermism
homeothermous
homeotic
homeotypic
homeotypical
homeowner

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOMEOTHERMY

army
barmy
bot army
Church Army
Dad´s army
dormy
field army
Irish Republican Army
land army
New Model Army
professional army
Red Army
Sally Army
Salvation Army
smarmy
standing army
stormy
Tartan Army
Territorial Army
Women´s Land Army

Synonyms and antonyms of homeothermy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «homeothermy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOMEOTHERMY

Find out the translation of homeothermy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of homeothermy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «homeothermy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

homeothermy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

homeotermia
570 millions of speakers

English

homeothermy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

homeothermy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثبات الحرارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

homeothermy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

homeothermy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

homeothermy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

homéothermie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Homeothermy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

homeothermy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

homeothermy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

homeothermy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Homeothermy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

homeothermy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீரான குருதி வெப்ப நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

होमोस्टर्मी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

homeothermy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

omeotermia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

homeothermy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

homeothermy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

homeothermy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

homeothermy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

homeothermy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

homeothermy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

homeothermy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of homeothermy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOTHERMY»

The term «homeothermy» is used very little and occupies the 182.848 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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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

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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.
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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 physiologists ...
Amyan Macfadyen, 1977
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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
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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 kingdom, ...
Claude A. Piantadosi Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Duke University, 2003
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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
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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 ratio.
Carl V. Gisolfi, Mora Teruel Mora, 2000
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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
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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
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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
9
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
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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 fivefold ...
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»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term homeothermy is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
2
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»
3
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»
4
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»
5
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»
6
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»
7
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»
8
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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« EDUCALINGO. Homeothermy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/homeothermy>. Aug 2019 ».
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