homeothermic

adjective
ho·​meo·​ther·​mic | \ ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈthər-mik How to pronounce homeothermic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly homoiothermic \ hō-​ˌmȯi-​ə-​ˈthər-​mik How to pronounce homoiothermic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce homeotherm (audio) \ or less commonly homoiotherm \ hō-​ˈmȯi-​ə-​ˌthərm How to pronounce homoiotherm (audio) \ noun
homeothermy \ ˈhō-​mē-​ə-​ˌthər-​mē How to pronounce homeothermy (audio) \ or less commonly homoiothermy \ hō-​ˈmȯi-​ə-​ˌthər-​mē How to pronounce homoiothermy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of homeothermic

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homeothermic was in 1870

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“Homeothermic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeothermic. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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homeothermic

adjective
ho·​meo·​ther·​mic | \ ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈthər-mik How to pronounce homeothermic (audio) \
variants: also homoiothermic \ hō-​ˌmȯi-​ə-​ How to pronounce homoiothermic (audio) \ or homoiothermal \ -​ˈthər-​məl How to pronounce homoiothermal (audio) \

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