American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; a poikilotherm.
- n. biology a cold-blooded animal which regulates its body temperature by exchanging heat with its surroundings
- n. an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
“That's why several zoos are participating in a sort of sperm bank for snot otters, says Dale McGinnity, ectotherm curator for the Nashville Zoo.”
“Whereas an endotherm expends a tremendous amount of energy just to maintain a constant body temperature, a cold ectotherm can pass months at a time requiring little food or oxygen.”
“Endotherms differ from an ectotherm because they typically have core temperatures above that of the surrounding environment, whereas the core temperatures of ectotherms depend on external sources of heat – primarily from solar radiation.”
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