ec·to·ther·mic (ĕk'tə-thûrʹmĭk) also ec·to·ther·mal (ĕk'tə-thûrʹməl) or ec·to·ther·mous (-məs) adj.
Of or relating to an organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; cold-blooded.

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