endothermy


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en·do·ther·mic

 (ĕn′dō-thûr′mĭk) also en·do·ther·mal (-məl)
adj.
1. Chemistry Characterized by or causing the absorption of heat; endoergic.
2. Biology Of or relating to an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings; warm-blooded.

en′do·ther′my n.

endothermy

(ˈɛndəʊˌθɜːmɪ)
n
(Zoology) zoology a system of temperature control whereby an animal generates heat internally
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That behavioral comparison itself suggests enhanced endothermy for opah, says physiologist Robert Shadwick of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, who wasn't part of the study.
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Tuna endothermy results from vasculature with elaborate retia mirabilia (counter-current heat exchangers) that conserve metabolic heat and elevate oxidative tissue temperatures.
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Except for the oceanic whitetip shark and silky shark clusters, which showed familial affinities based on phylogeny and life history, the topology of the dendrogram for pelagic shark species appeared to correlate with body size and latitudinal gradient, but not with phylogeny (Shirai, 1996), life history (Cort6s, 2000), ecomorphotype (Compagno, 1990), neural anatomy (Lisney and Collin, 2006; Yopak and Montgomery, 2008; Yopak and Frank, 2009), relative eye size (Lisney and Collin, 2007), or the presence of regional endothermy (Bernal et al.
Once SRY evolved, endothermy could also evolve since both males and females could develop at the same temperature.
OCULAR MUSCLES AS A HEAT SOURCE FOR CRANIAL ENDOTHERMY IN THE SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK, ISURUS OXYRINCHUS
First, the abundance of predator/prey ratio does not fit with the Eltonian Pyramid of Shotwell (1) or the predator/prey ratio for endothermy in Bakker (5).
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