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Related to homoiotherm: poikilotherm, endotherm


Variant of homeotherm.
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Noun1.homoiotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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In an insightful review of growth rate variation in plants, homoiotherms, and poikilotherms, Arendt (1997) concludes that high maximum growth rates are selected under conditions of low environmental stress, but this ability trades off with efficient use of resources (or tissue differentiation).
in the difference between C3 and C4 grasses, between tropical and temperate cows, and for a range of organisms between protozoa and homoiotherms (Schiere, 1995).