[hoh-moi-uh-thur-muh l, hoh-moi-]


having a body temperature that is relatively constant and mostly independent of the temperature of the environment; warm-blooded (opposed to poikilothermic).

Nearby words

  1. homograft,
  2. homograph,
  3. homographic,
  4. homoio-,
  5. homoiotherm,
  6. homoiothermic,
  7. homoiousian,
  8. homolateral,
  9. homolecithal,
  10. homolog

Origin of homoiothermal

First recorded in 1865–70; homoio- + thermal

Related formsho·moi·o·ther·my, ho·moi·o·ther·mism, noun

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