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having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
maintaining a relatively constant and warm body temperature, regardless of the ambient temperature
Origin: From warm + blood + -ed.
having warm blood; -- applied especially to those animals, as birds and mammals, which have warm blood, or, more properly, the power of maintaining a nearly uniform temperature whatever the temperature of the surrounding air. See Homoiothermal
The term warm-blooded is a colloquial term to describe animal species which have a relatively higher blood temperature, and maintain thermal homeostasis primarily through internal metabolic processes. These are characteristics of mammals and birds. Both the terms "warm-blooded" and "cold-blooded" have fallen out of favour with scientists because of the vagueness of the terms and an increased understanding of the field. Body temperature types are not discrete categories. Each term may be replaced with one or more variants. Body temperature maintenance incorporates a wide range of different techniques that result in a body temperature continuum.
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