acclimatory

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adjective ac·clim·a·to·ry \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of acclimatory

  1. :  of or relating to the physiological adjustment made by an organism to a change in its immediate environment Land plants … have developed sophisticated mechanisms that allow for both immediate and acclimatory responses to changing environments. — Stanislaw Karpinski, Science, 23 Apr. 1999 … when compared with fish and other ectothermic animals, amphibians appear to have less capacity for acclimatory change … — Robert E. Ricklefs and Gary L. Miller, Ecology, 2000

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Origin and Etymology of acclimatory

acclimate + 2-ory


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