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ectotherm Explained

ectotherm at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any so-called cold-blooded animal; that is, any animal whose regulation of body temperature depends on external sources, such as sunlight or a heated rock surface. The ectotherms include the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. The body temperatures of aquatic ectotherms are usually very close to those of the water. Ectotherms do not require as much fuel as warm-blooded animals (endotherms), but most cannot deal as well with cold surroundings.

ectotherm at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature
of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
[syn: {poikilotherm}]

ectotherm at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: biolog » y a cold-blooded animal which regulates its body temperature by exchanging heat with its surroundings

    Related terms

    * endotherm

  • Translation: fa » ectotherm
    Translation: ru » ectotherm
    Translation: vi » ectotherm
    Translation: zh » ectotherm