Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to, or connected with, the regulation of temperature in the animal body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or connected with, the regulation of temperature in the animal body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In physiology, pertaining to regulation of the temperature of the body, or the adjustment of thermogenesis and thermolysis so as to produce a certain temperature.

Etymologies

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thermo- + Ancient Greek arrangement.

Examples

  • (thermotaxic centers), and the cooling of these brain centers produces a cooling effect upon the entire organism.

    Nature Cure

  • In a word, sir -- and observe my sententious brevity -- their thermogenistic organization being adynamic, and their thermolysic functions being over-active owing to their thermic environment, and the thermotaxic balance being habitually anomalous, the emergency was not successfully encountered; and this was more particularly the case because the nerve-centres of vital resistance to sudden and extreme thermal abstraction were atrophied. "

    A Strange Discovery

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