homeotherm

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ho·me·o·therm

 (hō′mē-ə-thûrm′) also ho·moi·o·therm (hō-moi′ə-)
n.
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.

homeotherm

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homoeotherm

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homoiotherm

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(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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Homeothermia is the body's range of temperature at which it can comfortably operate.