warm-blooded animal


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ho·me·o·therm

(hō'mē-ō-therm),
Any animals, including mammals and birds, that tend to maintain a constant body temperature.
[homeo- + G. thermos, warm]

warm-blooded animal

An animal whose body temperature remains constant regardless of the temperature of the environment.
Synonym: endotherm
See also: animal

warm-blooded animal

see HOMOIOTHERM.
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