from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the regulation of temperature in the animal body.
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- adjective biology Relating to, or connected with, the
regulationof temperaturein the animal body.
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(thermotaxic centers), and the cooling of these brain centers produces a cooling effect upon the entire organism.
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. "