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homeothermicadjective

uk   /ˌhəʊ.mi.əʊˈθɜː.mɪk/  us   /ˌhəʊ.mi.oʊˈθɝː-/ specialized
If a ​livingorganism is homeothermic, it is ​able to ​keepitsbodytemperature at the same ​leveldespite 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
(Definition of homeothermic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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