homeothermic

adjective ho·meo·ther·mic \ ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈthər-mik \
variants: or less commonly homoiothermic play \hō-ˌmȯi-ə-ˈthər-mik\

Definition of homeothermic

: having a relatively uniform body temperature maintained nearly independent of the environmental temperature : warm-blooded
  • There are several mechanisms by which homeothermic animals increase their heat production, including shivering, sympathetic nervous system activation and stimulation of thyroid hormone secretion.
  • —J. E. Silva et al.

homeotherm

play \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌthərm\ or less commonly homoiotherm play \hō-ˈmȯi-ə-ˌthərm\ noun

homeothermy

play \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌthər-mē\ or less commonly homoiothermy play \hō-ˈmȯi-ə-ˌthər-mē\ noun

First Known Use of homeothermic

1870


Medical Dictionary

homeothermic

adjective ho·meo·ther·mic \ ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈthər-mik \
variants: also homoiothermic play \hō-ˌmȯi-ə-\ or homoiothermal play \-ˈthər-məl\

medical Definition of homeothermic


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