homeothermic

adjective
ho·​meo·​ther·​mic | \ ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈthər-mik \
variants: or less commonly homoiothermic \ 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.

Other Words from homeothermic

homeotherm \ ˈhō-​mē-​ə-​ˌthərm \ or less commonly homoiotherm \ hō-​ˈmȯi-​ə-​ˌthərm \ noun
homeothermy \ ˈhō-​mē-​ə-​ˌthər-​mē \ or less commonly homoiothermy \ hō-​ˈmȯi-​ə-​ˌthər-​mē \ noun

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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homeothermic

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

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