historical usage of homeostasis
Greek has many compounds formed with homoio-, especially technical terms in rhetoric ( homoitéleutos “having similar endings or codas in phrases or verses"), biology ( homoiótropos “of animals, displaying similar behavior"), and physics ( homoiotachḗs “moving with equal velocity”).
Hómoios is a derivative of the adjective homós “the same, one and the same,” from Proto-Indo-European somós, source of Germanic samaz, which becomes Old Norse samr, adopted into English as same. Sanskrit has the adjective samá- “the same, similar”; Slavic (Polish) has sam “the same.”
Stásis forms many compound nouns in Greek, such as stasíarchos “(political or factional) party leader,” xenóstasis “inn for strangers,” and anástasis “standing up, removal, expulsion,” also meaning “resurrection” once each in Aeschylus’s Eumenides and in the New Testament's Epistle to the Hebrews. Anástasis forms the Greek proper names Anastásios (masculine) and Anastasía (in Late Latin Anastasius and Anastasia ).
OTHER WORDS FROM homeostasisho·me·o·stat·ic [hoh-mee-uh-stat-ik], /ˌhoʊ mi əˈstæt ɪk/, adjectiveho·me·o·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby homeostasis
How to use homeostasis in a sentence
The presence of a diverse array of helpful microorganisms in the gut contributes to good health and homeostasis.
In this metaphor, the slope is a stand-in for the concept of stress—something that challenges homeostasis and necessitates adjustments.
Perhaps there’s something romantic about homeostasis after all.
The trouble that scientists had with defining life had nothing to do with the particulars of life’s hallmarks such as homeostasis or evolution.What Is Life? Its Vast Diversity Defies Easy Definition.|Carl Zimmer|March 9, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Yang’s work focuses on the fundamental concept of homeostasis, informed by her collaborations with biologists.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
With the whole thing being stirred up constantly by continual homeostasis correction.The K-Factor|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Homeostasis: the tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements of the human body.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for homeostasis
Derived forms of homeostasishomeostatic or homoeostatic (ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈstætɪk), adjective
Medical definitions for homeostasis
Other words from homeostasisho′me•o•stat′ic (-stăt′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for homeostasis
Cultural definitions for homeostasis
The tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes. A simple example of homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain an internal temperature around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit), whatever the temperature outside.