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 (hō′mē-ə-thûrm′) also ho·moi·o·therm (hō-moi′ə-)
An organism, such as a mammal or bird, having a body temperature that is constant and largely independent of the temperature of its surroundings.

ho′me·o·ther′mi·a (-thûr′mē-ə), ho′me·o·ther′my (-thûr′mē) n.
ho′me·o·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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(ˌhɒmɪəˈθɜːmɪ) or


(Zoology) zoology the regulation of body temperature at an almost constant temperature
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Thus, two strategies can be used to ensure animal performance; the first one would be the use of less demanding races, genetically more adapted to the climate of the region, and the second one would be the modification of the production environment, in order to reduce thermal stress and facilitate homeothermy (Almeida et al., 2013).
According to a previous study, the total body heat load of lactating cows increased according to the metabolic heat production associated with milk production [14], in turn increasing the ability to maintain homeothermy under heat stress conditions [15].
When under heat stress, animals like layers and broilers decrease their feed intake; for this reason, energy feedstuffs are sought to meet their energy requirements without compromising homeothermy in hot environment.
Bodily configurations of elephants, including homeothermy, hair, dry skin, condition the desirability of commodified haptic experiences, which would be different and unappealing if Proboscidean bodies were scaly, slimy or rough (Lorimer, 2007).
The thermal conditions represented by temperature, relative humidity and air movement, are those which directly affect the broiler chickens because they negatively affect the maintenance of homeothermy (Baeta & Souza, 2010).
As a group, bats show a wide range of adaptations involving torpor that varies with latitude and phylogeny, ranging from prolonged deep winter hibernation through shallow daily torpor to year-round homeothermy. Viruses that have coevolved with bats under these conditions might have properties that can favor survival under a wider scope of temperatures, possibly facilitating spillover to novel hosts.
Homeothermy requires a balance among heat production, skin blood flow, sweating, and respiration in such a way that changes in heat loss or gain from the environment are precisely compensated.
But over time it looks like homeothermy evolved, and so we need to figure out when that happened and why," he said.
To evaluate the development of homeothermy during the growing period, body temperature of pups was measured before and after each trial (to calculate ATb) as pharyngeal temperature, with an YSI probe model 93k73545-402 connected to a thermistor ColeParmer Instrument Company model 8402-10.