thermoregulatory

adjective
ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \ˌthər-mō-ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of thermoregulatory 

: tending to maintain a body at a particular temperature whatever its environmental temperature thermoregulatory mechanisms

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Clients don the spa’s special sweats, climb into a fancy, hospital-like bed, and get wrapped like a burrito in several blankets tricked out with far-infrared-light technology, meant to kick-start the body’s thermoregulatory response. John Januzzi, The Cut, "The Best of New York Health & Self 2018," 6 Mar. 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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thermoregulatory

adjective
ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \-ˈreg-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

Medical Definition of thermoregulatory 

: tending to maintain a body at a particular temperature whatever its environmental temperature thermoregulatory adjustments

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