homoiothermal

[ hoh-moi-uh-thur-muhl, hoh-moi- ]
/ hoʊˌmɔɪ əˈθɜr məl, ˌhoʊ mɔɪ- /

adjective

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

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Origin of homoiothermal

First recorded in 1865–70; homoio- + thermal

OTHER WORDS FROM homoiothermal

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