Endothermic meaning

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The definition of endothermic is a chemical reaction that is accompanied by the absorption of heat, or an organism that generates heat to maintain its temperature.

A chemical reaction that works only if heat is absorbed is an example of a reaction that would be described as endothermic.

A warm-blodded animal would be an example of an endothermic animal.

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Designating, of, or produced by a chemical change in which there is an absorption of heat.
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Characterized by or causing the absorption of heat; endoergic.
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Relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs heat.
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Warm-blooded.
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Of or relating to an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings; warm-blooded.
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Characterized by or causing the absorption of heat; endoergic.
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Of or relating to an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings; warm-blooded.
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(chemistry) Of a chemical reaction that absorbs heat energy from its surroundings.
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(zoology) Of an animal whose body temperature is regulated by internal factors.
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Origin of endothermic

  • From French endothermique, from endo- (“inside”) +‎ thermique (“of heat”).

    From Wiktionary