thermoregulation

[ thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun Physiology.

the regulation of body temperature.

Nearby words

  1. thermoplastics,
  2. thermoplegia,
  3. thermopylae,
  4. thermoreceptor,
  5. thermoregulate,
  6. thermoremanent magnetization,
  7. thermos,
  8. thermoscope,
  9. thermosensitive,
  10. thermosetting

Origin of thermoregulation

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + regulation

Related formsther·mo·reg·u·la·to·ry [thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌθɜr moʊˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for thermoregulation

thermoregulation

[ thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

n.

Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature.
Related formsther′mo•regu•la•to′ry (-rĕgyə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.


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Science definitions for thermoregulation

thermoregulation

[ thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature. Thermoregulation in humans is effected through metabolic activity and sweating.
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