Definition of "thermoregulation" [thermoregulation]

  • Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent from the environmental temperature: mammalian thermoregulation. (noun)

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Use "thermoregulation" in a sentence
  • "Might they be exapted for a role in thermoregulation (having originally evolved for display)?"
  • "Maintain neurobehavioral organizational state and physiological stability including oxygenation, heart rate and thermoregulation during transfers and holding."
  • "The sea is now believed to be the greatest repository of potential pharmaceuticals and the ecosystem services it provides -- such as a sink for carbon and a source of oxygen -- in the thermoregulation of the planet and in biodiversity are invaluable."