endothermy

noun en·do·ther·my \ ˈen-də-ˌthər-mē \

Definition of endothermy

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

First Known Use of endothermy

1922


Medical Dictionary

endothermy

noun en·do·ther·my \ ˈen-də-ˌthər-mē \

medical Definition of endothermy

plural endothermies
1 : diathermy
2 : physiological regulation of body temperature by metabolic means; especially : the property or state of being warm-blooded

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