stenothermy


stenothermy
n. ability of an organism to withstand only minor temperature fluctuations (Biology)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • stenothermy — steno·ther·my …   English syllables

  • stenothermy — ˈstenəˌthərmē noun ( es) Etymology: stenothermal + y : the quality or state of being stenothermal …   Useful english dictionary

  • stenotherm — noun An organism, often specifically an ectotherm, that functions only within a narrow temperature range Ant: eurytherm See Also: stenothermic, stenothermy, stenothermicity …   Wiktionary

  • stenothermophile — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: stenothermy + o + phile : a stenothermophilic organism * * * /sten euh therr meuh fuyl , fil/, n. a stenothermophilic bacterium. [STENO + THERMO + PHILE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • stenothermophilic — “+ adjective Etymology: stenothermy + o + philic : preferring a stenothermal environment * * * /sten euh therr meuh fil ik/, adj. growing best within a narrow temperature range. [1955 60; STENO + THERMO + PHILIC] …   Useful english dictionary


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