Pertaining to, or having the essential characteristic of, homeotherms. Cf.:poikilothermic, heterothermic. SYN: hemathermal, hemathermous, hematothermal, homeothermal, homoiothermal, homothermal, warm-blooded.

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ho·meo·ther·mic .hō-mē-ə-'thər-mik or ho·moio·ther·mic hō-.mȯi-ə- or ho·moio·ther·mal -'thər-məl adj WARM-BLOODED

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