homoiothermy

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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homoiothermic or homothermal (həʊˌmɔɪəˈθɜːmɪk)
 
adj
Compare poikilothermic (of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings; warm-blooded
 
homothermal or homothermal
 
adj
 
ho'moiothermy or homothermal
 
n
 
'homothermy or homothermal
 
n

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