[ thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn ]

  1. the regulation of body temperature.

Origin of thermoregulation

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + regulation

Other words from thermoregulation

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

Words Nearby thermoregulation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thermoregulation in a sentence

Scientific definitions for thermoregulation


[ thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

  1. 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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