ectothermic


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ec·to·ther·mic

 (ĕk′tə-thûr′mĭk) also ec·to·ther·mal (ĕk′tə-thûr′məl)
adj.
Of or relating to an organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; cold-blooded.

ectothermic

(ˌɛktəʊˈθɜːmɪk)
adj
(of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of the surroundings
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Adj.1.ectothermic - of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
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Because our cameras operated by detecting differences in temperature, and because iguanas are ectothermic species, we suggest that if reptiles like desert iguanas scavenged carcasses (DeVault and Krochmal, 2002) our cameras might not have detected them.
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For example, recent studies in some southeastern foci of North America suggest that enzootic and/or epizootic EEEV transmission may involve ectothermic hosts (e.
For example, desiccation caused by extremely high temperature selects for larger individuals in many ectothermic species (Addo-Bediako et al.
The range of thermal tolerances in ectothermic animals is important for better understanding the limitations of an animal's thermal ecology and behavior.
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Reptiles are defined as being ectothermic and must therefore obtain the heat energy required to undergo normal metabolic activity from their surrounding environment.
The southern water skink, Eulamprus tympanum, is an ideal ectothermic vertebrate to use in investigating the role of energy storage in reproduction.
Such patterns of body-size variation are an expected and predictable consequence of the interaction between season length at a given latitude (or altitude) and the physiological time available for development in an ectothermic organism (Masaki 1978; and see Roff 1980, 1986 for detailed models).
b]) of ectothermic organisms is central to understanding the physiological and energetic costs/benefits of an animal's behavior and ecology (e.
Although alligators are ectothermic, it was necessary to check their temperature, particularly early in the studies, to note the variance that could occur due to reptiles only recently having been removed from the water in an outdoor enclosure and placed in the warmer slaughterhouse.
Biologists classify turtles as ectothermic, or unable to adjust their body temperatures significantly using metabolic reactions.