homeothermic

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home- +‎ -o- +‎ -therm +‎ -ic, from the Ancient Greek: ὅμοιος (hómoios, of like kind”, “similar) in conjunction with θέρμη (thérmē, heat).

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homeothermic (comparative more homeothermic, superlative most homeothermic)

  1. (biology, of an animal) Capable of maintaining a relatively constant body temperature independent of the surrounding environment.

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