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thermoregulation

[thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌθɜr moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Physiology
1.
the regulation of body temperature.
Origin of thermoregulation
1925-1930
1925-30; thermo- + regulation
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thermoregulatory
[thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌθɜr moʊˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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thermoregulation in Medicine

thermoregulation ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion (thûr'mō-rěg'yə-lā'shən)
n.
Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature.


ther'mo·reg'u·la·to'ry (-rěg'yə-lə-tôr'ē) adj.
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thermoregulation in Science
thermoregulation
  (thûr'mō-rěg'yə-lā'shən)   
Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature. Thermoregulation in humans is effected through metabolic activity and sweating.
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