homoiothermal definition

  • adjective:
    • keeping a uniform heat; haematothermal; homothermic; put on warm-blooded animals.
    • Maintaining a uniform body temperature, usually above the ambient temperature; hæmatothermal; homothermic; warm-blooded; -- applied to warm-bodied animals such as birds and mammals, because they maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the great variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the cold-blooded (poikilothermal) animals, whose body temperature follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding medium.
  • others:
    • Identical To homœothermal.

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