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thermoregulation

[thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n]
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noun Physiology.
  1. the regulation of body temperature.

Origin of thermoregulation

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + regulation
Related formsther·mo·reg·u·la·to·ry [thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌθɜr moʊˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for thermoregulation

Historical Examples

  • This allows it to use less energy than expected for thermoregulation at low temperatures.

    Metabolic Adaptation to Climate and Distribution of the Raccoon Procyon Lotor and Other Procyonidae

    John N. Mugaas


thermoregulation in Medicine

thermoregulation

(thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən)
n.
  1. Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature.
Related formsther′mo•regu•la•to′ry (-rĕgyə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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thermoregulation in Science

thermoregulation

[thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən]
  1. Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature. Thermoregulation in humans is effected through metabolic activity and sweating.
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