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homeostasis

noun [U] uk   /ˌhəʊ.mi.əʊˈsteɪ.sɪs/ us    /ˌhəʊ.mi.oʊˈ-/ specialized
the ability or tendency of a living organism, cell, or group to keep the conditions inside it the same despite any changes in the conditions around it, or this state of internal balance: Warm-blooded animals are able to achieve temperature homeostasis.
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