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1. an animal that exhibits homeothermy, a warm-blooded animal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any animals, including mammals and birds, that tend to maintain a constant body temperature.
[homeo- + G. thermos, warm]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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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