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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
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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.
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