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 homÅ“othermal.


Ancient Greek like + English thermal. (Wiktionary)



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