Definition of stenothermal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstenəˈTHərmə/


(Of an organism) able to tolerate only a small range of temperature. Often contrasted with eurythermal.
Example sentences
  • However, the thermal range over which ABT was modified was typically wider for more eurythermal species than for stenothermal species (compare green and pinto abalones).
  • Aquaculture in Poland is based on breeding freshwater stenothermal or non-stenothermal fish in fish ponds located throughout the country.
  • There is also a group of distinctive foraminifera more or less confined to the zone of the Tethys and thought to be a stenothermal tropical group.


Late 19th century: from Greek stenos 'narrow' + thermal.

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Syllabification: sten·o·ther·mal

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