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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mechanism by which mammals and birds attempt to balance heat gain and heat loss in order to maintain a constant body temperature when exposed to variations in cooling power of the external medium.

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  • Might they be exapted for a role in thermoregulation (having originally evolved for display)?
  • Energetics, thermoregulation and the behavioural ecology of klipspringer.
  • · The effect of climate, thermoregulation, and wallowing on meat and milk production;
  • In physiology, he worked out the mechanism of the thermoregulation in homoiothermic animals. for more
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