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acclimatization

acclimatization
1. A reversible, adaptive response that enables animals to tolerate environmental change (e.g. seasonal climatic change) involving several factors (e.g. temperature and availability of food). The response is physiological, but may affect behaviour (e.g. when an animal responds physiologically to falling temperature in ways that make hibernation possible, and behaviourally by seeking a nesting site, nesting materials, and food). Compare acclimation (1).

2. (acclimation, hardening) The changes involving the synthesis of proteins, membranes, and metabolites that occur in a plant in response to chilling or freezing temperatures, which protect tissues or confer tolerance of the cold. The term may also be applied to a range of physiological adjustments which occur in a plant when it is subjected to unusual environmental conditions.

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acclimatization

acclimatization A reversible, adaptive response that enables animals to tolerate environmental change (e.g., seasonal climatic change) involving several factors (e.g. temperature and availability of food). The response is physiological, but may affect behaviour (e.g. when an animal responds physiologically to falling temperature in ways that make hibernation possible, and behaviourally by seeking a nesting site, nesting materials, and food). Compare ACCLIMATION.

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acclimatization

acclimatization (acclimation, hardening) The changes involving the synthesis of proteins, membranes, and metabolites that occur in a plant in response to chilling or freezing temperatures, which protect tissues or confer tolerance to the cold. The term may also be applied to a range of physiological adjustments which occur in a plant when it is subjected to unusual environmental conditions.

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acclimatization

acclimatization
1. The progressive adaptation of an organism to any change in its natural environment that subjects it to physiological stress. See also acclimation.

2. The overall sum of processes by which an organism attempts to compensate for conditions that would substantially reduce the amount of oxygen delivered to its cells.

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