Etymology
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homeostasis (n.)

"tendency toward stability among interdependent elements," 1926, from homeo- "similar to" + stasis "a standing still." Related: Homeostatic.

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Definitions of homeostasis

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