Definition of homeothermic in US English:

homeothermic

adjective

Zoology
  • See homeotherm

    • ‘Reproductive effort may increase with high food abundance, especially for homeothermic endotherms, due to increased reproductive allocations and relatively stable metabolizable energy intake.’
    • ‘General anesthesia inactivates the body's temperature-regulating mechanism and transforms the homeothermic body into a poikilothermic body - one that is altered by the temperature of the environment.’
    • ‘Homeothermic mammals regulate their body temperatures, and hence their energy expenditure, to a relatively constant and fairly high rate.’
    • ‘The homeothermic capacity of chicks varied as a function of brood size, age, and air temperature.’

Pronunciation

homeothermic

/ˌhōmēəˈTHərmik//ˌhoʊmiəˈθərmɪk/