adjective Date: 1881 capable of surviving over only a narrow range of temperatures <
stenothermal fish
stenotherm noun

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  • stenothermal — adjective Able to tolerate only a narrow range of temperatures a stenothermal organism Syn: stenothermic, stenothermous Ant: eurythermal See Also: stenotherm …   Wiktionary

  • stenothermal — organisms able to withstand only a narrow temperature range …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • stenothermal — adj. [Gr. stenos, narrow; therme, heat] Confined to living within a narrow range of temperatures; see eurythermal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stenothermal — sten·o·ther·mal (stĕn ə thûrʹməl) also sten·o·ther·mic ( mĭk) or sten·o·ther·mous ( məs) adj. Capable of living or growing only within a limited range of temperature.   stenʹo·therm n. * * * …   Universalium

  • stenothermal — Thermostable through a narrow temperature range; able to withstand only slight changes in temperature. [steno + G. therme, heat] * * * steno·ther·mal (sten″o thurґməl) stenothermic …   Medical dictionary

  • stenothermal — adj. able to withstand only slight variations in temperature (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stenothermal — [ˌstɛnə(ʊ) θə:m(ə)l] adjective Ecology able to tolerate only a small range of temperature. Often contrasted with eurythermal. Origin C19: from Gk stenos narrow + thermal …   English new terms dictionary

  • stenothermal — steno·thermal …   English syllables

  • stenothermal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tanymastix stagnalis — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum …   Wikipedia

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