Heterotherm | definition of heterotherm by Medical dictionary
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an animal that exhibits heterothermy.
A heterothermic animal.
An animal whose temperature varies considerably in different situations. See: heterothermy
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bellus) is a functional heterotherm
with fluctuating body temperature values reported at 30-36 [degrees]C, depending on ambient conditions (McBee & Baker, 1982, and references therein).
Most reptiles are ectothermic heterotherms
, that is, their metabolic rate is directly proportional to their body temperature.