Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heterothermic - 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)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Animal Party had argued that elephants are heterothermic animals which regulate their body temperature by storing heat during daytime and gradually losing it during the cool of the night and needed the right conditions to do so.
Sex differences in the thermoregulation and evaporative water loss of a heterothermic bat, Lasiurus cinereus, during its spring migration.
Comparative physiology of carbohydrate metabolism in heterothermic animals.