ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tor ˌthər-mō-ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce thermoregulator (audio)
: a device (such as a thermostat) for the regulation of temperature

Examples of thermoregulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The silver also acts as a thermoregulator and traps the heat inside. Popular Science, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoregulator was in 1875

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“Thermoregulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tor -ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce thermoregulator (audio)
: a device (as a thermostat) for the regulation of temperature
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