thermoregulation

noun

ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˌthər-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio)
: the maintenance or regulation of temperature
specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body
thermoregulate verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, look for socks made from wool, which has natural thermoregulation to keep your feet warm and dry, or acrylic, which helps trap heat to keep your feet warm. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 7 Oct. 2022 As the heat index rises, the miracle of internal thermoregulation that fixes our bodies at 98.6 degrees begins to crumble. WIRED, 21 Sep. 2022 This longer version is lined with the brand's iconic check pattern and is constructed with special thermoregulation technology that helps retain body heat during brisker weather. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 20 Sep. 2022 This is because subcutaneous fat cannot conduct heat well, making thermoregulation more difficult. Stella Marie Hombach, Scientific American, 15 Sep. 2022 There’s also Haley, a thermoregulation mannequin that can actually sweat, letting designers test moisture-wicking technology. Izzy Grinspan, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Aug. 2022 The graphene increases your skin temperature without leaving you hot and sweaty, resulting in superior thermoregulation. Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2022 It’s a smoking deal, even at full price, due to its light weight and fantastic thermoregulation. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 25 Nov. 2020 Climate change is expected to turn most of the bird's habitat hotter and drier and in turn, affect prey availability and vegetation cover that the birds require for nesting, predator avoidance, and thermoregulation. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermoregulation was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Thermoregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoregulation. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

thermoregulation

noun

ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion -ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio)
: the maintenance or regulation of temperature
specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body
thermoregulate verb
thermoregulated; thermoregulating

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