homeothermic(redirected from Homoeothermal)
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Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of, homeotherms. Compare: poikilothermic, heterothermic.
Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of homeotherms.
homeotherm(ho''me-o-therm?) [ homeo- + thermo-]
An organism that maintains a constant body temperature despite fluctuating environmental temperatures; a warm-blooded animal.Synonym: homotherm See: ectothermhomeothermalhomeothermic (-ther'mal) (-ther'mik), adjective