ectotherm

[ek-tuh-thurm]

noun Zoology.

a cold-blooded animal.

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.

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′]

A cold-blooded organism. Also called poikilotherm
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