insulating coats (animals)

Portuguese translation: pelos / pelagens isolantes térmicos(as)

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English term or phrase:insulating coats (animals)
Portuguese translation:pelos / pelagens isolantes térmicos(as)
Entered by: Marlene Curtis

00:15 Nov 3, 2013
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English term or phrase: insulating coats (animals)
Can you name any animals that have thick, insulating coats? Sheep, reindeer, bison, arctic wolves and foxes, polar bears.
Why do you think these animals have insulating coats? Those that live in cold regions often have thicker coats which provide extra insulation by trapping more pockets of air around their bodies. These extra layers may be shed in warmer seasons.
Maria Cristina Vasconcelos
Brazil
Local time: 07:28
pelos / pelagens isolantes térmicos(as)
Explanation:

coats = pelo, pelagem

As aves e os mamíferos produzem calor a partir de seu próprio metabolismo, além de terem pelos e penas, que funcionam como bons isolantes térmicos

http://noticias.terra.com.br/educacao/voce-sabia/ate-congela...

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Note added at 18 minutos (2013-11-03 00:34:32 GMT)
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Nos animais "coat" é o pelo, pelagem, ou as penas, nos pássaros.
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Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 06:28
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4 +2pelos / pelagens isolantes térmicos(as)
Marlene Curtis
4camada de pele (isolante) térmica
Elda Veiga
4revestimento impermeável
Márcio Clemente


  

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revestimento impermeável


Explanation:
Sugestão.

Márcio Clemente
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camada de pele (isolante) térmica


Explanation:
Todos os pinguins possuem uma plumagem lisa, densa e gordurosa, para que o seu corpo fique impermeável. Sob a pele, esses animais possuem uma grossa camada de gordura que serve como isolante térmico, impedindo que o animal perca calor para o ambiente.


    Reference: http://www.escolakids.com/pinguins.htm
Elda Veiga
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pelos / pelagens isolantes térmicos(as)


Explanation:

coats = pelo, pelagem

As aves e os mamíferos produzem calor a partir de seu próprio metabolismo, além de terem pelos e penas, que funcionam como bons isolantes térmicos

http://noticias.terra.com.br/educacao/voce-sabia/ate-congela...

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Note added at 18 minutos (2013-11-03 00:34:32 GMT)
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Nos animais "coat" é o pelo, pelagem, ou as penas, nos pássaros.

Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 448

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paulinho Fonseca
2 hrs
  -> Grata!

agree  Humberto Ribas: "térmicos(as)" usado com pelos/pelagens/plumagens é pleonasmo
2 hrs
  -> Grata!
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