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sunbathing The exposure of its body to sunshine by an animal as a means of thermoregulation (mainly in poikilotherms) or to stimulate the production of vitamin D in the skin. Many animals prefer to rest in warm (but not hot) sunshine, thereby conserving metabolic energy that otherwise would be needed to maintain body temperature.

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sunbathing

sunbathing The exposure of its body to sunshine by an animal as a means of thermoregulation (mainly in poikilotherms) or to stimulate the production of vitamin D in the skin. Many animals prefer to rest in warm (but not hot) sunshine, thereby conserving metabolic energy that otherwise would be needed to maintain body temperature.

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"sunbathing." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sunbathing-0