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.
That the temperature curve of diurnal birds is essentially similar to that of man and other homoiothermal animals, except that the maximum occurs earlier in the afternoon and the minimum earlier in the morning.
Inconsistencies and nonparallelisms abound: cisatlantic is in but not cisalpine; tramontane but not cismontane; poikilothermal but not homoiothermal.