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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 having an almost constant body temperature. Also: homeothermal, homoeothermal or homoiothermal
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Adj.1.homeothermic - of birds and mammals; having constant and relatively high body temperature
warm-blooded - having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
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Homeothermic animals develop adaptive modifications to cope with Ta fluctuations that include adjustments in metabolism, insulation, and behavior [16].
It is also important to emphasize that, as human beings (Homo sapiens), we are homeothermic organisms.
and placed on a homeothermic blanket in a supine position.
According to the fecal coliform definition, the bacteria in the feces of homeothermic animals can also be found in the soil, plants or other environments not directly contaminated by fecal matter (CONAMA, 2005).
Briefly, rats were anesthetized with 60 mg/kg (intraperitoneally) pentobarbital sodium and kept on homeothermic pad to maintain body temperature at 37[degrees] C.
After a suitable level of anesthesia was achieved, the rats were placed on a homeothermic table to maintain a stable body temperature of 37 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C, and then the anterior abdominal wall was shaved and sterilized with povidone-iodine solution.
The presence of coliform bacteria is typical in animal manure, which is why thermotolerant coliforms are the preferred indicators of enteric organisms of homeothermic animals in organic fertilizer analyses.
Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.
Furthermore, clinal variations of body size and coloration are common in homeothermic animals generating patterns known as Bergmann's and Gloger's rules, respectively, where larger and less pigmented individuals are found at higher latitudes (Bergmann, 1847; Gloger, 1883).
Infrared (IR) sensitivity is known to be mediated by the so-called pit organs, which enable crotaline and boid snakes to apprehend homeothermic prey (1-7) and vampire bats to detect IR radiation from blood-rich locations (8), (9).
Humans are homeothermic, which means that their body temperature should always remain the same with almost unvarying consistency.