ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌthər-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio) \

Definition of thermoregulation

: the maintenance or regulation of temperature specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body

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thermoregulate \ ˌthər-​mō-​ˈre-​gyə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce thermoregulate (audio) \ verb

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Recent Examples on the Web The physiological function of these features was likely thermoregulation in order to keep K. kely from freezing to death since smaller animals have a harder time retaining heat. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "The Dinosaur's Ancient Ancestor Was Tiny. Really Tiny.," 19 July 2020 This is called thermoregulation, which is how the nervous system tries to keep your core body temperature at around 98.6 degrees, according to the Mayo Clinic. Rachel Grumman Bender, SELF, "When Sweaty Hands and Feet Are Actually Hyperhidrosis," 24 Feb. 2020 Stellar sea lions are masters of thermoregulation and use land—and in this case, boats—to avoid predators. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Sea Lions Steal Small Vessel, Don't Care at All," 3 Jan. 2020 Mammals have to thermoregulate, adjusting their own body temperatures to stay warm or to cool off, and thermoregulation has long been associated with sleep. National Geographic, "These slumbering fish may offer clues to the origins of sleep," 10 July 2019 This could be for thermoregulation, helping the birds to cool off, said Walsh. Don Lyman,, "Ecological services, courtesy of your local vultures," 19 June 2019 The shirt and shorts are made using Puma's evoKNIT thermoregulation technology - an adaptive cooling system with enhanced moisture management - helping to find the perfect temperature on the pitch for any wearer., "PHOTO: Arsenal Launch Official Puma Away Kit Ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League Season," 7 June 2018 Philipps completed each sequence with the finesse of a former cheerleader, all while dripping, unself-consciously, in sweat, like a Workin’ Out Barbie come to life for the express purpose of experiencing thermoregulation. Allie Jones, The Cut, "You Guys, It’s Busy Philipps," 5 Apr. 2018 The kits all use Puma's evoKNIT thermoregulation technology - which enhances moisture management and adaptive cooling system - delivering the perfect on-pitch body temperature., "PHOTOS: Puma Release an Incredible 10 Away Shirts Ahead of March Internationals and World Cup," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of thermoregulation

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thermoregulation

International Scientific Vocabulary

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The first known use of thermoregulation was in 1927

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18 Aug 2020

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“Thermoregulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ -ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoregulation

: the maintenance or regulation of temperature specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body

Other Words from thermoregulation

thermoregulate \ -​ˈreg-​yə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce thermoregulate (audio) \ verb thermoregulated; thermoregulating

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