the regulation of body temperature.
- ther·mo·reg·u·la·to·ry [thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌθɜr moʊˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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How to use thermoregulation in a sentence
Initially, they most likely evolved for thermoregulation, for camouflage, and as a signaling mechanism to communicate and attract mates.How Tycoons Created the Dinosaur - Issue 107: The Edge | Lukas Rieppel | October 20, 2021 | Nautilus
Our early ancestors employed persistence hunting—chasing speedy game for hours in the heat of the day—to turn human endurance and thermoregulation to their advantage.10 ways people hunt and fish without bullets or hooks | Steven Hill/Field & Stream | October 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
Also, his heart is not challenged when delivering oxygenated blood to the working leg muscles, the brain, and to the skin for thermoregulation.Eliud Kipchoge Is the GOAT. What Makes Him So Good? | syadron | August 21, 2021 | Outside Online
Each type of heat illness occurs when the human body can’t cool itself efficiently via thermoregulation.Know the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion. One can kill you quickly. | John Kennedy | June 28, 2021 | Popular-Science
It “crushed the competition in the thermoregulation test,” he wrote.Want to Get Outside All Winter? Bring Your Thermos. | AC Shilton | November 29, 2020 | Outside Online
By such behavioral thermoregulation extremes of weather are neutralized, or at least buffered to some degree.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor | Henry S. Fitch
This allows it to use less energy than expected for thermoregulation at low temperatures.
Scientific definitions for thermoregulation
Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature. Thermoregulation in humans is effected through metabolic activity and sweating.
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