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ectotherm

[′ek·tə‚thərm]
(physiology)
An animal that obtains most of its heat from the environment and therefore has a body temperature very close to that of its environment.
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Stream isotherm shifts from climate change and implications for distributions of ectothermic organisms.
A general rule for the dependence of developmental rate on temperature in ectothermic animals.
Keen to fend off charges of prioritising charismatic mammalian megafauna, Environment and History flies the flag for avian and ectothermic critters in the last two papers here.
Madagascar hissing cockroaches, on the other hand, are ectothermic and experience their environment primarily through chemical and mechanical reception.
A comparative study of contractility of heart ventricles in some ectothermic vertebrates.
Insects are ectothermic. Animals such as birds stay alive in winter months because they are endothermic, where they internally can heat up.
Reptiles are ectothermic vertebrates which play important roles in natural systems, as predators, prey, grazers, seed dispersers and commensal species [1,2].
That crocodiles attack when it's warmer is thought to be because they are ectothermic (cold blooded) creatures.
The effects of temperature on the metabolic rate of ectothermic organisms such as insects have been demonstrated previously.
Snakes are ectothermic and use a variety of behavioral mechanisms to achieve and maintain preferred body temperatures (Avery, 1982; Lillywhite, 2014).
Polychrus acutirostris was found to have a low diversity of parasitic nematodes, which could reflect its simple intestinal system, ectothermic metabolism, and/or generalist feeding habits (Goater et al., 1987).