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 (hō′mē-ə-thûrm′) also ho·moi·o·therm (hō-moi′ə-)
An organism, such as a mammal or bird, having a body temperature that is constant and largely independent of the temperature of its surroundings.

ho′me·o·ther′mi·a (-thûr′mē-ə), ho′me·o·ther′my (-thûr′mē) n.
ho′me·o·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.






(Zoology) zoology an animal or organism that keeps its body at an almost constant temperature
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Noun1.homeotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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It is not because they consider us their equals that they are supposed to look with abhorrence upon those who eat our flesh," replied Ja; "it is merely that we are warm-blooded animals.
When a warm-blooded animal ingests these oocytes, the sporozoites are released.
That's true, but the water containing Giardia larvae had to be above ground, higher up on the mountain and was contaminated by a coon, beaver or some other warm-blooded animal.
mammal--a warm-blooded animal that can nurse its young with milk, has a backbone, and has fur or hair
D, a professor of parasitology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has a simple explanation for fleas' abundance: "Each female flea can lay 50 eggs per day onto the host, which includes any warm-blooded animal.
Also watch to see if your horse is shivering, a warm-blooded animal shivers to produce more body heat, if they are shivering, they are not warm enough.
Instead, they perch on tall grasses and bushes and wait for a passing warm-blooded animal to brush against them.
Any warm-blooded animal can carry it, but it's mostly found in raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats.
In the USA, The Animal Welfare Act defines an "animal" as "any live or dead dog, cat, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, or any other warm-blooded animal, which is being used, or is intended for use for research, teaching, testing, experimentation, or exhibition purposes, or as a pet.
Mammal--a warm-blooded animal that can produce milk, has a backbone, and has fur or hair
Metabolic and lung ventilation rates in cold-blooded animals are about five percent of a similarly sized warm-blooded animal.
Mammal-- a warm-blooded animal that has hair and produces milk to feed its young