homeostasis

noun ho·meo·sta·sis \ ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈstā-səs \

Definition of homeostasis

: a relatively stable state of equilibrium or a tendency toward such a state between the different but interdependent elements or groups of elements of an organism, population, or group
  • striving to achieve homeostasis

homeostatic

play \ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of homeostasis

New Latin


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homeostasis

noun ho·meo·sta·sis
variants: or British homoeostasis play \ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈstā-səs\

medical 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

homeostatic

or British homoeostatic play \-ˈstat-ik\ adjective

homeostatically

or British homoeostatically play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

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