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homeostasis


homeostasis

noun ho·meo·sta·sis

Definition of HOMEOSTASIS

:  the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions (as body temperature or the pH of blood) in higher animals under fluctuating environmental conditions; also :  the process of maintaining a stable psychological state in the individual under varying psychological pressures or stable social conditions in a group under varying social, environmental, or political factors
ho·meo·stat·ic or British ho·moeo·stat·ic \-ˈstat-ik\ adjective
ho·meo·stat·i·cal·ly or British ho·moeo·stat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Variants of HOMEOSTASIS

ho·meo·sta·sis or British ho·moeo·sta·sis \ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈstā-səs\
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