heterothermic

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het·er·o·ther·mic

(het'ĕr-ō-thĕr'mik),
Having partial regulation of body temperature; between poikilothermic and homeothermic.
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The researcher calculate that the dunnarts could reduce their energy expenditure by up to 90 percent by using daily torpor, matching the benefit that other mammals get from hibernation.
perotis exhibits year-long nocturnal activity and may enter daily torpor during December-February, decreasing foraging activity when temperatures are <5[degrees]C (Best et al.