thermoregulation


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ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion

 (thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent from the environmental temperature: mammalian thermoregulation.

ther′mo·reg′u·la·to′ry (-rĕg′yə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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thermoregulation

(ˌθɜːməʊrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Biology) the ability of an organism to regulate its body temperature
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ther•mo•reg•u•la•tion

(ˌθɜr moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
the regulation of body temperature.
[1925–30]
ther`mo•reg′u•late`, v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
ther`mo•reg′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion

n. termorregulación, regulación del calor o de la temperatura; termotaxis.
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