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 (ĕn′dō-thûr′mĭk) also en·do·ther·mal (-məl)
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.
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(Zoology) zoology a system of temperature control whereby an animal generates heat internally
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On the Zalmi website, it explains that 'Peshawar is the part of the country where the concept of endothermy is long extinct and the blood running down is boiling hot.'
(1998) Endothermy and floral utilization of Cyclocephala caelestis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Melolonthidae): a cloud forest endemic beetle.
Interspecific comparisons of endothermy in honey bees (Apis): deviations from the expected size related patterns.
Second, metabolic costs associated with endothermy should also influence food chain lengths.
& MICO, E., 2007.- Roles of endothermy in niche differentiation for ball-rolling dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) along an altitudinal gradient.
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.
Scientists define these different strategies as "endothermy" (endo for inside; therm for heat) and "ectothermy".
Further in turn, it was the feeding on ants and termites (myrmecophagy) that supplied the needs of primitive, insectivorous mammals, indeed which still provides the large energy needs of modern shrew-like animals that feed constantly in order to maintain their endothermy. Of special import, the oldest mammals--mouse-sized and insect-eating--evolved from reptiles (therapsids) ~200 Mya.
Endothermy and chorusing behaviour in the African platypleurine cicada Pycna .semiclara (Germar, 1834) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae).