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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 ...
critical factor

critical factor  

The environmental factor that is closest to a tolerance limit for a given species at a given time. See also limiting factor.
ecological amplitude

ecological amplitude  

The range of tolerance of a species, diagrammatically forming a bell-shaped curve. Species with a narrow ecological amplitude often form good indicator species.
habitat

habitat  

The place in which an organism lives, which is characterized by its physical features or by the dominant plant types. Freshwater habitats, for example, include streams, ponds, rivers, and lakes. See ...
intolerant

intolerant  

In ecology, unable to withstand adverse environmental conditions such as shade or drought. Contrast tolerant.
niche

niche  

From the standpoint of a species, its behavioral, morphological, and physiological adaptations to its habitat. From the standpoint of the environment, the ecological conditions under which the ...
tolerance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
1 The capacity to endure pain or hardship, such as harsh environmental conditions or psychological stress. 2 Condition in which increasing doses of a ... More

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