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


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

Nearby words

homograft, homograph, homographic, homoio-, homoiotherm, homoiothermal, homoiothermic, homoiousian, homolateral, homolecithal, homolog

Origin of homoiothermal

First recorded in 1865–70; homoio- + thermal
Related formsho·moi·o·ther·my, ho·moi·o·ther·mism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019