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ectotherm

[ek-tuh-thurm]
noun Zoology.
  1. a cold-blooded animal.
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Origin of ectotherm

First recorded in 1940–45; ecto- + therm
Related formsec·to·ther·mic, adjective
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ectotherm in Medicine

ectotherm

(ĕktə-thûrm′)
n.
  1. An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; a poikilotherm.
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ectotherm in Science

ectotherm

[ĕktə-thûrm′]
  1. A cold-blooded organism. Also called poikilotherm
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