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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)
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Being heterothermic, snakes possess many extreme morphological and physiological adaptations (Castoe et al., 2013).
Reproductive adaptations of heterothermic bats at the northern borders of their distribution.
Elephantsare heterothermic animals, the party had said, meaning they store heat in their body tissue during the day and must be able to release this heat to avoid chronic stress and illness.
Sex differences in the thermoregulation and evaporative water loss of a heterothermic bat, Lasiurus cinereus, during its spring migration.
Adaptive evolution of leptin in heterothermic bats.