ECTOTHERM

An animal whose body temperature is regulated by the environment. Compare endotherm.

ECTOTHERM: "Snakes and some reptiles are ectotherms as they get heat from the environment."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ECTOTHERM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ectotherm/ (accessed January 19, 2021).
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