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HOMEOSTASIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does homeostasis mean? 

HOMEOSTASIS (noun)
  The noun HOMEOSTASIS has 1 sense:

1. (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes

  Familiarity information: HOMEOSTASIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOMEOSTASIS (noun)


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Meaning:

(physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("homeostasis" is a kind of...):

equilibrium (a stable situation in which forces cancel one another)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


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