endothermy

noun
en·​do·​ther·​my | \ ˈen-də-ˌthər-mē How to pronounce endothermy (audio) \

Definition of endothermy

: physiological generation and regulation of body temperature by metabolic means : the property or state of being warm-blooded

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Recent Examples on the Web One of these defenses is known as endothermy, which keeps our bodies warm, protecting us from potentially harmful microbes. Gisela Crespo, CNN, "Warming temperatures could mean more heat-related illnesses and new diseases, experts warn," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of endothermy

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Endothermy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endothermy. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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endothermy

noun
en·​do·​ther·​my | \ ˈen-də-ˌthər-mē How to pronounce endothermy (audio) \
plural endothermies

Medical Definition of endothermy

2 : physiological regulation of body temperature by metabolic means especially : the property or state of being warm-blooded

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