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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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 Sweat glands aid with thermoregulation and hair can help mediate the sense of touch. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "IU research may lead to solution to hairy problem for patients with burn injuries," 8 Jan. 2018 Sipping two quarts of cool but not cold water throughout the day is also a good bet, advises Francois Haman, a human thermoregulation expert at the University of Ottawa. Hannah Morrill, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bazaar Summer Beauty Reboot: Week 4," 26 May 2015 These cells and are used for energy storage and thermoregulation. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "This one weird antibody reduces belly fat (in post-menopausal women)," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of thermoregulation

1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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