- a cold-blooded animal.
Origin of ectotherm
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- Of or relating to an organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surrounding environment.
- An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; a poikilotherm.
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- A cold-blooded organism. Also called poikilotherm
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