idiothermous

idiothermous
  a. warm-blooded.
   ♦ idiothermy, n.

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  • idiothermous — /id i ō thûrˈməs/ adjective Warm blooded, ie having a body temperature of one s own, independent of surroundings ORIGIN: Gr idios own, and thermē heat …   Useful english dictionary

  • idiothermous — homoiothermic (referring to organisms maintaining a constant internal temperature, usually above that of their environment. Some oceanic fishes attain temperatures above their surroundings due to muscular activity, control of a surficial vascular …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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