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- Also en·do·ther·mal [en-doh-thur-muhl]. /ˌɛn doʊˈθɜr məl/.
- en·do·ther·mi·cal·ly, adverb
- en·do·ther·my, en·do·ther·mism, noun
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How to use endothermic in a sentence
Science News, July 22, 1972Dinosaurs might have been endothermic, or warm-blooded….50 years ago, the dinosaurs’ demise was still a mystery | Maria Temming | July 20, 2022 | Science News
You have this internal fermentation chamber that is actually producing energy and heat … and then you’re endothermic.
As endothermic animals, mammals and birds fuel their body heat with food.One hummingbird survives cold nights by nearly freezing stiff | Jonathan Lambert | October 26, 2020 | Science News For Students
Compounds formed with the evolution of heat are termed exothermic, while those formed with an absorption are termed endothermic.
In endothermic compounds energy, in some form, has been taken up in the act of formation of the compound.
The manner in which a substance is endothermic is of importance as regards the practical employment of explosives.
All carbon compounds, excepting carbon dioxide, and many if not all compounds of nitrogen, are endothermic.
The stability of endothermic bodies like nitric oxide and ozone at low temperatures requires further investigation.
British Dictionary definitions for endothermic
- endothermically, adverb
- endothermism, noun
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Scientific definitions for endothermic
Relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs heat. Compare exothermic.
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