warm-blooded(redirected from Homeothermous organisms)
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Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of, homeotherms. Compare: poikilothermic, heterothermic.
Synonym(s): hemathermal, hemathermous, hematothermal, homeothermal, homoiothermal, homothermal, warm-blooded
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Zoology Maintaining a relatively constant and warm body temperature independent of environmental temperature; homeothermic.
warm′-blood′ed·ness, warm′blood′ed·ness n.
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