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homeothermic in Medicine

homeothermic ho·me·o·ther·mic (hō'mē-ə-thûr'mĭk) or ho·moi·o·ther·mic (hō-moi'ə-)
adj.
Maintaining a relatively constant body temperature that is independent of the temperature of the surrounding environment.

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  • Many homeothermic, or warmblooded, animals also make use of these techniques at times.
  • For example, some species of sea turtles are homeothermic some of the time.

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