Heterothermy

Heterothermy (from Greek: heteros = `other` thermē = `heat.`) is a physiological term for animals that exhibit characteristics of both poikilothermy and homeothermy. Heterothermy or heterothermia refers to animals that can switch between ectothermic (or poikilothermic) and endothermic (or homeothermic) strategies. These changes in strategies ...
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heterothermy

(het´әr-o-thur″me) the exhibition of widely different body temperatures at different times or under different conditions, as in animals during hibernation. adj., heterother´mic., adj.
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heterothermy

heterothermy, heterothermal 1. Having a temperature which varies with that of the surroundings, as plants and cold-blooded animals; cold-blooded. 2. The exhibition of widely different body temperatures at different times or under different conditions, as certain species of birds, marsupials, or hibernating species.
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