- n. Plural form of homeotherm.
“Endothermic animals, birds, and mammals that regulate their core body temperature at a relatively constant level are referred to as homeotherms (Greek homeo = similar).”
“For these, like other true homeotherms, the problem of survival becomes one of keeping warm.”
“There are few physiological adaptations in homeotherms (warm-blooded animals) that are unique to arctic animals.”
“If we are firmly convinced that the metabolic rate of horses, and other homeotherms of similar size, is never outside these two limits, then we admit to recognize a natural law between body size and metabolic rate.”
“Thus most people among those who understand the question are convinced that in general the bigger homeotherms produce more heat per day than the smaller homeotherms, that, in other words, the metabolic rate of homeotherms is positively correlated to body size.”
“Most endotherms are homeotherms, but by definition, some large reptiles (crocodiles and some of their extinct relatives-dinosaurs), as well as some large fish (tuna) and night-flying moths, are considered endotherms, because of the metabolic activity of skeletal muscles that generate large amounts of heat.”
“The mutation rate can be impacted by the variation of background influences like ionizing radiation, by temperature especially in non-homeotherms, and the net mutation rate can be impacted by the presence of DNA repair mechanisms, which many if not most modern cellular organisms possess.”
“Poikilotherms only need a third to a tenth of the energy than similarly sized homeotherms to maintain a population”
“Agreed, just as they don’t cease being noble because they happen to be wingless homeotherms.”
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