Definitions for: Homoiothermal






Webster (1913) Definition: Ho*moi`o*ther"mal, a. [Gr. ? like + E. thermal.]
(Physiol.)
Maintaining a uniform temperature; h[ae]matothermal;
homothermic; -- applied to warm-bodied animals, because they
maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the great
variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the
cold-blooded (poikilothermal) animals, whose body temperature
follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding
medium.

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