Definition of “homeothermic” - English Dictionary

“homeothermic” in British English

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homeothermicadjective

uk /ˌhəʊ.mi.əʊˈθɜː.mɪk/ us /ˌhoʊ.mi.oʊˈθɝː.mɪk/ 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 /ˈhoʊ.mi.oʊˌθɝːm/ specialized

a homeothermic animal

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