Definition of thermoregulatory in US English:

thermoregulatory

adjective

  • See thermoregulate

    • ‘Heatstroke and heat exhaustion occur when the body's thermoregulatory responses are inadequate to preserve homeostasis.’
    • ‘The body's thermoregulatory responses are intact.’
    • ‘The impact of dehydration on the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory systems is quite predictable.’
    • ‘In thermoregulatory terms man is a tropical animal and, in order to survive outside a tropical environment, he must use clothing and shelter to prevent body cooling.’
    • ‘Because hot flashes are episodes of thermoregulatory dysregulation, women report that standing in front of an open refrigerator or air conditioner helps to ameliorate the discomfort.’

Pronunciation

thermoregulatory

/ˌTHərmōˈreɡyələˌtôrē//ˌθərmoʊˈrɛɡjələˌtɔri/