homoiothermism

homoiothermal

[hoh-moi-uh-thur-muhl, hoh-moi-]
adjective
having a body temperature that is relatively constant and mostly independent of the temperature of the environment; warm-blooded (opposed to poikilothermic ).


Origin:
1865–70; homoio- + thermal

homoiothermy, homoiothermism, noun
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