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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.
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(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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Most homeothermic animals maintain their internal core temperature by constricting their peripheral blood vessels when they were exposure to low temperatures [23].
The animal was placed on a homeothermic blanket for recovery.
To maintain normothermia, all anesthetized animals were placed on a prewarmed electric heating blanket (Harvard Apparatus homeothermic blanket) and their body temperature maintained at 37[degrees]C.
The state of maintaining constant internal temperature is called homeothermic state and the phenomenon is called homeostasis.
During and after surgery, rectal temperature was controlled with a homeothermic blanket and kept at 37[degrees]C until the complete recovery of the animal from anaesthesia.
The rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (450mg/kg i.p.) 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).
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.
Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.
Homeothermic animals maintain their core body temperature ([T.sub.core]) within narrow limits, even when exposed to a wide range of environmental temperatures.