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- adj. Relating to, or exhibiting, heterothermy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting a condition of water, air, or other liquid in which warm and dry air are very much mixed without having had time to come to an equilibrium.
- Of or pertaining to heterotherms or cold-blooded animals; cold-blooded.
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- adj. of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
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In heterothermic (cold-blooded) invertebrates, hairiness and melanism (dark pigmentation) enable them to warm up in the summer season.
Thus, an impaired control of the heterothermic process induced high energy costs in the aging mouse lemur exposed to cold.