homoiosmotic

adjective

ho·​moi·​os·​mot·​ic ˌhō-ˌmȯi-äz-ˈmät-ik How to pronounce homoiosmotic (audio)
: having a bodily osmotic regulating mechanism and body fluids that differ in osmotic pressure from the surrounding medium or from seawater
homoiosmotic animals include all the land and freshwater vertebrates
compare poikilosmotic

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“Homoiosmotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homoiosmotic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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