thermoregulatory

adjective
ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˌthər-mō-ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce thermoregulatory (audio) \

Definition of thermoregulatory

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

Examples of thermoregulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of thermoregulatory

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermoregulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoregulatory. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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thermoregulatory

adjective
ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \ -ˈreg-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce thermoregulatory (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoregulatory

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

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