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homoiothermic

Definition:

of birds and mammals; having constant and relatively high body temperature

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

homoiotherm

Comparative:

more homoiothermic

Superlative:

most homoiothermic

Similar to:

warm-blooded

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

home- + -o- + -therm + -ic, from the Ancient Greek: ὅμοιος (homoios, "of like...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Homeothermy

thermoregulation that maintains a stable internal body temperature regardless of external influence. This temperature is often, though not necessarily, higher than the immediate environment. It's one of three types of warm-bloodedness, and its opposite... (34 of 355 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Homeothermy

Collins Dictionary:

homoiothermic [birds and mammals] | homothermal | warm-blooded [synonym] | haematothermal [zoology] | hematothermal [zoology, United States] | homoiothermy [derived] | homothermy [noun, derived]

having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings; warm-blooded (14 of 281 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homoiothermic

Wiktionary:

homeothermic [biology, animals] | homoiothermic | homœothermic | homothermic [synonym] | warm-blooded [synonym]

Capable of maintaining a relatively constant body temperature independent of the surrounding environment. (13 of 18 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homeothermic

Merriam-Webster:

warm-blooded | homeothermic [sense-specific] | homoiothermic [sense-specific] | ardent [synonym, sense-specific] | blazing [synonym, sense-specific] | burning [synonym, sense-specific] | charged [synonym, sense-specific] | demonstrative [synonym, sense-specific] | emotional [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

having warm blood ; specifically, having a relatively high and constant ... | fervent or ardent in spirit (17 of 123 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/warm-blooded

Cambridge Dictionary:

homeothermic [specialized] | homeotherm [noun, specialized, derived]

If a living organism is homeothermic, it's able to keep its body temperature at the same level despite any change in the temperature around it | a ... (26 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/homeothermic

American Heritage Dictionary:

homeotherm | homeothermia [noun, related] | homeothermic [adjective, related]

An organism, such as a mammal or bird, having a body temperature that is constant and largely independent of the temperature of its surroundings; an ... (25 of 37 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homeotherm

Oxford Dictionary:

homeotherm | homoiotherm | poikilotherm [near antonym, sense-specific] | homeothermal [derived] | homeothermic [derived] | homeothermy [derived]

[zoology] : an organism that maintains its body temperature at a constant level, usually above that of the environment, by its metabolic activity. | ... (23 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/homeotherm

Random House Dictionary:

homoiothermal | homeothermal | homothermal

having a body temperature that is relatively constant and mostly independent of the temperature of the environment; warm-blooded (opposed to ... (20 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/homoiothermal

New World Dictionary:

homoiothermal [zoology] | homeothermal

warmblooded (1 of 5 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homoiothermal

Macmillan British Dictionary:

warm-blooded [biology]

warm-blooded animals have a body that stays warm in both hot and cold environments. A cold-blooded animal has a body temperature that changes when ... (24 of 53 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/warm-blooded

Encarta Dictionary:

warm-blooded | warm-bloodedness [noun, derived]

maintaining a nearly constant body temperature, usually higher than and independent of the environment | passionate, impetuous, and enthusiastic (18 of 31 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710404​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

homeothermic [biology, animals] | homoiothermic | homœothermic

Origin: home- + -o- + -therm + -ic, from the Ancient Greek: ὅμοιος (homoios, "of like kind", "similar") in conjunction with θέρμη (thermē, "heat").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homeothermic

homoiothermal [biology] | homoeothermal | homœothermal | homeothermal

Origin: Ancient Greek like + English thermal.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homoiothermal

New World Dictionary:

homoiothermal [zoology]

Origin: "homoio-" + "thermal"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homoiothermal

thermal

Origin: French from Greek thermē, heat: see "warm"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thermal

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

homoiothermic [birds and mammals] | homothermal

Audio: British English pronunciation of "homoiothermic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homoiothermic

the Free Dictionary:

homoiothermic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "homoiothermic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "homoiothermic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/homoiothermic

homeothermic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "homeothermic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "homeothermic"

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Homothermic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Homothermic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Homothermic"

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Homoiothermal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Homoiothermal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Homoiothermal"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

homoiothermic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "homoiothermic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=homoi​03​m word=homoiothermic

homeothermic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "homeothermic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=homeot​01 word=homeothermic

Cambridge Dictionary:

homeothermic [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "homeothermic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "homeothermic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/homeothermic

YourDictionary Audio:

homoiothermal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "homoiothermal"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homoiothermal

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