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Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of, homeotherms. Compare: poikilothermic, heterothermic.
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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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"The results further show that cold-blooded crocodiles lack not only the absolute power for exercise, but also the endurance, that are evident in warm-blooded mammals," Professor Seymour said.
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Scientists had also known that lifespan could be extended in warm-blooded animals by reducing the number of calories they consumed, which also lowered core body temperature.
Her musicality shines forth in her lyricism and she made an enchanting peasant Giselle and an ethereal but warm-blooded spirit.
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That makes it the first known warm-blooded fish in the world.
Like today's sea-faring tuna and great white sharks, dinos share some traits with both ectotherms (what people mean when they say "cold-blooded") and endotherms ("warm-blooded").
They have identified a genetic program that promotes longevity of roundworms in cold environments-and interestingly this genetic program also exists in warm-blooded animals, including humans.