[hom-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-muh-] /ˈhɒm əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ mə-/

a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear 1 “to carry; support” and bear 2 “animal” or lead 1 “to conduct” and lead 2 “metal.”.
/ˈhɒməˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf/
one of a group of words spelt in the same way but having different meanings Compare heteronym

1810, a method of signaling, from homo- (1) “same” + -graph “something written.” Meaning “a word of identical spelling with another, but of different origin and meaning, is from 1873. Related: Homographic; homography.


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    [hoh-moi-uh-thurm] /hoʊˈmɔɪ əˌθɜrm/ noun 1. a homoiothermal animal.

  • Homoiothermal

    [hoh-moi-uh-thur-muh l, hoh-moi-] /hoʊˌmɔɪ əˈθɜr məl, ˌhoʊ mɔɪ-/ adjective 1. having a body temperature that is relatively constant and mostly independent of the temperature of the environment; warm-blooded (opposed to ).

  • Homoiothermic

    /həʊˌmɔɪəˈθɜːmɪk/ adjective 1. (of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings; warm-blooded Compare poikilothermic homoiothermic ho·moi·o·ther·mic (hō-moi’ə-thûr’mĭk) adj. Variant of homeothermic.

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