endothermically, adv.endothermy, endothermism, n.
/en'doh therr"mik/, adj.
1. Chem. noting or pertaining to a chemical change that is accompanied by an absorption of heat (opposed to exothermic).
2. Zool. warm-blooded.
Also, endothermal /en'doh therr"meuhl/.
[ < F endothermique (1879); see ENDO-, -THERM, -IC]

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