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homeothermic

adjective uk   /ˌhəʊ.mi.əʊˈθɜː.mɪk/  us   /ˌhəʊ.mi.oʊˈθɝː-/ specialized
If a living organism is homeothermic, it is able to keep its body temperature at the same level despite any change in the temperature around it: Homeothermic animals are often described as warm-blooded.
homeotherm
noun [C] uk   /ˈhəʊ.mi.əʊˌθɜː.m/  us   /ˈhəʊ.mi.oʊˌθɝːm/ specialized
a homeothermic animal
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