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)