homeothermal
homeothermal homeothermal, homeothermic homeothermicadj. (Biol.) having constant and relatively high body temperature; warm-blooded; same as {homoiothermal}; -- of birds and mammals. Contrasted to {poikilothermal}.

Syn: homoiothermic, homoiothermal, homothermic, homothermal. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • homeothermal — [hō΄mē ō thʉr′məl] adj. HOMOIOTHERMAL …   English World dictionary

  • homeothermal — homeothermy, homeothermism, n. /hoh mee euh therr meuhl/, adj. homoiothermal. [1865 70; HOMEO + THERMAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • homeothermal — SYN: homeothermic …   Medical dictionary

  • homeothermal — homeothermy, homeothermism, n. /hoh mee euh therr meuhl/, adj. homoiothermal. [1865 70; HOMEO + THERMAL] * * * homeothermˈal, homoeothermˈal, homeothermˈic, homoeothermˈic, homeothermˈous or homoeothermˈous, also homoiˈotherˈmal, etc adjective… …   Useful english dictionary

  • homeothermic — homeothermal homeothermal, homeothermic homeothermicadj. (Biol.) having constant and relatively high body temperature; warm blooded; same as {homoiothermal}; of birds and mammals. Contrasted to {poikilothermal}. Syn: homoiothermic, homoiothermal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ho|me|o|ther|mic — «HOH mee uh THUR mihk, HOM ee », adjective. = homeothermal. (Cf. ↑homeothermal) Also, homoiothermic …   Useful english dictionary

  • ho|moi|o|ther|mal — «hoh MOY uh THUR muhl», adjective. = homeothermal. (Cf. ↑homeothermal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ho|moi|o|ther|mic — «hoh MOY uh THUR mihk», adjective. = homeothermal. (Cf. ↑homeothermal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • homeostasis — n. The ability and tendency of certain systems to maintain a relatively constant internal state in spite of changes in external conditions; this ability is achieved by the presence of feedback mechanisms which can adjust the state of the system… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homoiothermal — Ho*moi o*ther mal, Homoiothermic Ho*moi o*therm ic, a. [Gr. ? like + E. thermal.] (Physiol.) Maintaining a uniform body temperature, usually above the ambient temperature; h[ae]matothermal; homothermic; warm blooded; applied to warm bodied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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