cold-blooded animals


Animals, such as reptiles, fishes, and amphibians, that cannot control their body temperature and therefore become sluggish in cold weather. (Compare warm-blooded animals.)

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notes for cold-blooded animals

Cold-blooded animals are often seen sunning themselves to warm up.
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