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ectotherm

[ ek-tuh-thurm ]
/ ˈɛk təˌθɜrm /
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noun Zoology.

a cold-blooded animal.

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Origin of ectotherm

First recorded in 1940–45; ecto- + therm

OTHER WORDS FROM ectotherm

ec·to·ther·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for ectotherm

ectotherm
[ ĕktə-thûrm′ ]

n.

An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; a poikilotherm.
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Scientific definitions for ectotherm

ectotherm
[ ĕktə-thûrm′ ]

A cold-blooded organism. Also called poikilotherm
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