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en·do·ther·mic(ĕn′dō-thûr′mĭk) also en·do·ther·mal (-məl)
1. Chemistry Characterized by or causing the absorption of heat; endoergic.
2. Biology Of or relating to an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings; warm-blooded.
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en•do•ther•mic(ˌɛn doʊˈθɜr mɪk)
1. noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by an absorption of heat (opposed to exothermic).
en′do•ther`my, en`do•ther′mism, n.
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Causing or characterized by absorption of heat: an endothermic chemical reaction. Compare exothermic.
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|Adj.||1.||endothermic - (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with absorption of heat|
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