Definitions

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  • n. A form of thermoregulation in which heat is generated by the organism's metabolism

Etymologies

endo- + -thermy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dinosaur body temperature: The occurrence of endothermy and ectothermy, Paleobiology, Winter 2003.

    Endotherm

  • "There is as large body of earlier work about the potential competitive advantages of mammals and/or birds over earlier reptilian groups", based on such traits as lactation, specialized teeth, brain size, and endothermy.

    A mammalian fossil takes wing

  • Some of these animals evolved small body size, and probably endothermy and body fur.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • But, as Penny and Phillips point out, "[t] here is as large body of earlier work about the potential competitive advantages of mammals and/or birds over earlier reptilian groups", based on such traits as lactation, specialized teeth, brain size, and endothermy.

    2006 March - Telic Thoughts

  • I remember that I answered the first with a question about the development of body temperature regulation endothermy in mammals.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Beard LA, Augee ML (2004) The evolution of endothermy and its diversity in mammals and birds.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • More specifically, it exhibits regional endothermy; the ability to generate heat in the viscera, brain, eyes and slow-twitch muscle fibres.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Evolution and consequences of endothermy in fishes.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • I'm lost as to how you think endothermy (warm/cold blooded is misleading, don't use the terms) leads to few calories being burnt through exercise.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Beside migration activity within the nest, the main active process is "endothermy on demand" of adults.

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