homeotherm

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Synonyms for homeotherm

an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature

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All three are present in the intestines of warm-blooded animals.
coli bacteria present in the intestines of warm-blooded animals," team member Streams says.
Toxoplasma gondii is a coccidian parasite of cats; humans and other warm-blooded animals serve as intermediate hosts.
According to the report, Staphylococcus aureus -- a potentially pathogenic bacteria found mainly in nasal membranes and the skin of warm-blooded animals -- produces many toxins and ''has acquired resistance to practically all antibiotics.
Screwworm is the common name of a pest native to the tropical areas of North, South and Central America that causes extensive damage to domestic livestock and other warm-blooded animals.
The very existence of warm-blooded animals can be seen as a recent opportunistic response to the earth's fickle weather patterns.
We like to think about the wonderful advantage that people and cats and other warm-blooded animals have over cold-blooded animals.
However, all warm-blooded animals, including household pets, can become infected with the rabies virus.
Gan recalls: Back when the Tlic saw us as not much more than convenient big warm-blooded animals, they would pen several of us together, male and female, and feed us only eggs.
HCN is more effective on warm-blooded animals than on insects; while 72 hours of exposure to a concentration of 16,000 parts per million is required to kill insects in a delousing shed, only 15 to 20 minutes exposure at 300 parts per million is needed to kill a human being.
Coliform is a bacteria found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, which is an indicator of the possible presence of E.
They have identified a genetic program that promotes longevity of roundworms in cold environments-and interestingly this genetic program also exists in warm-blooded animals, including humans.
What applies to cold-blooded animals such as poison frogs doesn't necessarily apply to warm-blooded animals such as humans," Santos said.
Warm-blooded animals may have higher growth rates, niche expansion and greater competitiveness in an environment.
By 2006, 8 additional isolates of the same serovar had been collected in southern Italy from the following sources: 1) a healthy human carrier; 2) 3 warm-blooded animals (2 apparently healthy pigeons and a dog with diarrhea); 3) 2 food products (soft cheese and the shell of a hen's egg); and 4) urban wastewater (3).