from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Maintaining a uniform temperature; haematothermal; homothermic; applied to warm-blooded animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Maintaining a uniform body temperature, usually above the ambient temperature; hæmatothermal; 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as homœothermal.
Ancient Greek like + English thermal. (Wiktionary)