Definition of homeostasis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also homoeo-) noun
BrE BrE//ˌhəʊmiəˈsteɪsɪs//
, BrE//ˌhɒmiəˈsteɪsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊmiəˈsteɪsɪs//
[uncountable] (biology)
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the process by which the body reacts to changes in order to keep conditions inside the body, for example temperature, the same Word Origin1920s: modern Latin, from Greek homoios ‘like’ + stasis ‘equilibrium’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homeostasis