Homoiothermic
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 animals such as birds and mammals, because they maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the great variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the {cold-blooded} ({poikilothermal}) animals, whose body temperature follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding medium.

Syn: homeothermal, homeothermic, homothermal, homothermic, homoiothermic. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • homoiothermic — adj. warm blooded: able to maintain a constant body temperature independently of, and despite variations in, the temperature of the surroundings. Mammals (including humans) and birds are homoiothermic. Compare poikilothermic. • homoiothermy n …   Medical dictionary

  • homoiothermic — adj. warm blooded: able to maintain a constant body temperature independently of, and despite variations in, the temperature of the surroundings. Mammals (including humans) and birds are homoiothermic. Compare: poikilothermic Derivatives:… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • homoiothermic — variant of homeothermic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homoiothermic — adj. warm blooded …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homoiothermic — ho·moio·ther·mic …   English syllables

  • homoiothermic — /həmɔɪəˈθɜmɪk/ (say huhmoyuh thermik) adjective → endothermic. Compare poikilothermic. Also, homoiothermal, homoiothermous, homeothermic. {homoio + thermic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • homoiothermic — adjective of birds and mammals; having constant and relatively high body temperature • Syn: ↑homeothermic, ↑homothermic • Similar to: ↑warm blooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑homotherm (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Теплокровный (Homoiothermic) — способный поддерживать постоянную температуру тела, независимо от колебаний температуры окружающей среды. Млекопитающие (в том числе и человек) и птицы являются теплокровными. Для сравнения: Холоднокровный. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • idiothermous — homoiothermic (referring to organisms maintaining a constant internal temperature, usually above that of their environment. Some oceanic fishes attain temperatures above their surroundings due to muscular activity, control of a surficial vascular …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ТЕПЛОКРОВНЫЙ — (homoiothermic) способный поддерживать постоянную температуру тела, независимо от колебаний температуры окружающей среды. Млекопитающие (в том числе и человек) и птицы являются теплокровными. Для сравнения: Холоднокровный …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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