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Related to environmental temperature: Ambient temperature
environmental temperaturethe temperature at which an inanimate body of the same shape and size as a given organism will come to equilibrium with its surroundings when placed at the same point in space as the organism. The temperature includes radiative and convective influences on the organism.
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