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(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)
Variant of homeothermic.


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