thermoregulatory

thermoregulation

[thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun Physiology.
the regulation of body temperature.

Origin:
1925–30; thermo- + regulation

thermoregulatory [thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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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   (thûr'mō-rěg'yə-lā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
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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