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the exhibition of widely different body temperatures at different times or under different conditions, as in species that hibernate. adj., adj heterother´mic.
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heterothermy(hĕt′ĕr-ō-thĕr″mē) [″ + therme, heat]
Condition in which an animal's temperature varies considerably in different situations but is not poikilothermic.
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