Meaning of “homeostasis” in the English Dictionary

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"homeostasis" in British English

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homeostasisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhəʊ.mi.əʊˈsteɪ.sɪs/ us /ˌhoʊ.mi.oʊˈsteɪ.sɪs/ 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.

(Definition of “homeostasis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homeostasisnoun [ U ]

/ˌhoʊ·mi·oʊˈsteɪ·səs/

biology the process by which a living thing or a cell keeps the conditions inside it the same despite any changes in the conditions around it

(Definition of “homeostasis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)