heterotherm


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heterotherm

 [het´er-o-therm″]
an animal that exhibits heterothermy.

het·er·o·therm

(het'ĕr-ō-thĕrm),
A heterothermic animal.

heterotherm

(het?er-o-therm?)
An animal whose temperature varies considerably in different situations.
See: heterothermy

heterotherm

see POIKILOTHERM.
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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.