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ho·meo·sta·sis

or Brit  ho*moeo*sta*sis  n :  the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions (as body temperature or the pH of blood) in higher animals under fluctuating environmental conditions : also  :  the process of maintaining a stable psychological state in the individual under varying psychological pressures or stable social conditions in a group under varying social, environmental, or political factors ho*meo*stat*ic or Brit  ho*moeo*stat*ic  adj ho*meo*stat*i*cal*ly or Brit  ho*moeo*stat*i*cal*ly  adj 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  he·mo·sta·sis 

 
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