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Meaning of "ectotherm" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ECTOTHERM

ectotherm  [ˈektəʊˌθɜːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ECTOTHERM

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ectotherm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ECTOTHERM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ectotherm

Ectotherm

An ectotherm, from the Greek εκτός "outside" and θερμός "hot", is an organism in which internal physiological sources of heat are of relatively small or quite negligible importance in controlling body temperature. Such organisms rely on environmental heat sources, which permits them to operate at very economical metabolic rates. Some such animals live in environments in which temperatures are practically constant, as is typical of regions of the abyssal ocean. In contrast where temperature varies so widely as to limit the physiological activities of other kinds of ectotherms, many species habitually seek out external sources of heat or shelter from heat; for example, many reptiles regulate their body temperature by basking in the sun, or seeking shade when necessary in addition to a whole host of other behavioral thermoregulation mechanisms. In contrast to ectotherms, endotherms rely largely, even predominantly, on heat from internal metabolic processes. In ectotherms, fluctuating ambient temperatures may affect the body temperature.

Definition of ectotherm in the English dictionary

The definition of ectotherm in the dictionary is an animal whose body temperature is determined by ambient temperature, and hence any animal except birds and mammals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ECTOTHERM


endotherm
ˌɛndəʊˈθɜːm
eurytherm
ˈjʊərɪˌθɜːm
geotherm
ˈdʒiːəʊˌθɜːm
homeotherm
ˈhɒmɪəʊˌθɜːm
homoeotherm
ˈhɒmɪəʊˌθɜːm
homoiotherm
ˈhɒmɔɪəʊˌθɜːm
isogeotherm
ˌaɪsəʊˈdʒiːəʊˌθɜːm
isotherm
ˈaɪsəʊˌθɜːm
poikilotherm
ˌpɔɪkɪləʊˈθɜːm
stenotherm
ˈstɛnəʊˌθɜːm
therm
θɜːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ECTOTHERM

ectomorphy
ectomycorrhiza
ectoparasite
ectoparasitic
ectophyte
ectophytic
ectopia
ectopic
ectopic pregnancy
ectopically
ectoplasm
ectoplasmic
ectoplastic
ectoproct
ectosarc
ectosarcous
ectothermic
ectotrophic mycorrhiza
ectozoic
ectozoon

WORDS THAT END LIKE ECTOTHERM

berm
bioherm
ectoderm
endoderm
full term
full-term
germ
half term
herm
jail term
long term
long-term
medium-term
midterm
perm
preterm
short-term
sperm
term
wheat germ

Synonyms and antonyms of ectotherm in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ectotherm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ECTOTHERM

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The translations of ectotherm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ectotherm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

ectotherm
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ectotherm
570 millions of speakers

English

ectotherm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ectotherm
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متغير الحرارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ectotherm
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ectotherm
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ectotherm
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ectotherme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ectotherm
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ectotherm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ectotherm
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ectotherm
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ectotherm
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Xa lạ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ectotherm
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Ectotherm
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ektoterm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ectotherm
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ectotherm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ectotherm
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ectotherm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ectotherm
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ectotherm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ectotherm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ectotherm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ectotherm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ECTOTHERM»

The term «ectotherm» is normally little used and occupies the 146.223 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ECTOTHERM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ectotherm

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECTOTHERM»

Discover the use of ectotherm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ectotherm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Excel HSC Biology
... is greatly affected by the changes in the temperature of the environment. When environmental temperatures are low, the activity of the ectotherm is low and metabolic rate is low. Body temperature therefore, is regulated by heat gained from ...
Diane Alford, Jennifer Hill, 2003
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Integrative Wildlife Nutrition
1.1) Fig. 1.1 Primary production of plants varies widely with patterns 2 1 Introduction: Common Themes Across Diverse Taxa. Taxa Group Energy demand Trophic level application1 Fish Marine: reef fish Ectotherm Carnivore Conservation Fish ...
Perry S. Barboza, Katherine L. Parker, Ian D. Hume, 2008
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Environmental Physiology of the Amphibians
modulating hematocrit in response to seasonal temperature shifts is clearly significant, PT during any given seasonal temperature profile may actually be dependent on the prevailing hematocrit; that is, an ectotherm may select a Tb that  ...
Martin E. Feder, Warren W. Burggren, 1992
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Visualizing & Exploring Networks Using Semantic Substrates
Invertebrates are also prey of ectotherm- vertebrates, such as Daphnia rosea ( water flea) is prey of Salmo trutta (brown trout) (identified by one of the many 294 ectotherm vertebrate to invertebrate links, which are not in visualized in Figure 66 ).
Aleks Aris, 2008
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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science
The upper limit of temperature that an ectotherm can tolerate is often not much higher than its optimum temperature. The lower limit is usually more forgiving because molecules are merely slowed. Do endotherms have narrow temperature  ...
Tom Garrison, 2012
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Biochemical Adaptation : Mechanism and Process in ...
In addition to these challenging physical constraints, the demands for food that an endothermic homeotherm faces are substantially greater than those for an ectotherm of the same body mass. At the same body temperature, on a unit mass  ...
Radiology Peter W. Hochachka Professor in the Department of Zoology, and Sports Medicine University of British Columbia, George N. Somero David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science and Director Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, 2001
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Animals and Temperature: Phenotypic and Evolutionary Adaptation
Thermal. evolution. of. ectotherm. body. size: why. get. big. in. the. cold? Introduction Body size has profound consequences for animal life history and ecology (Bonner, 1965; Peters, 1983; Calder, 1984; Schmidt-Neilsen, 1984; Damuth, 1987), ...
Ian A. Johnston, Albert F. Bennett, 2008
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Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem ...
Our results illustrate how consumer physiology associated with the difference between ectotherm vertebrates and invertebrates might strongly affect plant- herbivore dynamics. The metabolic rates determine the herbivores' biomass loss per ...
Peter C de Ruiter, Volkmar Wolters, John C Moore, 2005
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Dinosaur Studies - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ...
Even so, it is clear from these equations and Figure 8 that there is no disadvantage to being an ectotherm in terms of migration distance that can be achieved. A small predator such as Deinonychus probably could keep up with the herds of ...
L. B. Halstead, 1991
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Environmental Physiology of Animals
An additional indirect problem related to thermal variation for all freshwater animals, whether ectotherm or endotherm, is that higher water temperatures promote bacterial action, so there can be drastic and rapid chemical changes in the water, ...
Pat Willmer, Graham Stone, Ian Johnston, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECTOTHERM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ectotherm is used in the context of the following news items.
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EKWB Lists EK-FC R9 Fury X Water Blocks
Included with the blocks is a mounting mechanism, thermal pads to make contact with the VRMs, and 1 gram of EK-TIM Ectotherm thermal ... «Tom's Hardware, Jul 15»
2
Temperatures soar to danger point for sun-loving creatures
... delivered 394 estimates of potential temperature tolerance in 232 species of ectotherm − laboratory species that had been tested in extremes ... «eco-business.com, Jun 15»
3
Were Dinosaurs Warm-Blooded? New Study Fuels Debate
However, not everyone agrees with the results, and some paleontologists suggest dinosaurs fell in the middle of the cold-blooded (ectotherm) ... «Live Science, Jun 15»
4
An Ectotherm Tolerating More Heat than Once Thought Possible
(2015) state that "the relationship between acute thermal tolerance and habitat temperature in ectotherm animals informs about their thermal ... «CO2 Science Magazine, May 15»
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Climate change could cause cold-blooded animals' thermal …
A land-dwelling ectotherm such as a lizard could increase its thermal tolerance by about one degree only after experiencing an increase in ... «Phys.Org, May 15»
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As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds
If a habitat's temperature goes up too much, an ectotherm there must either move to cooler conditions, or die out. By exposing captive birds to a ... «Yale Environment 360, May 15»
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Public Release: 7-Apr-2015 Lizards are larger and retain heat …
There are even cases where the opposite prevails: representatives of some ectotherm groups in cold habitats are actually smaller. «EurekAlert, Apr 15»
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Short take: How do you take a lizard's temperature? Very carefully
The payoff for patience is you get your study, “Patterns of Thermal Constraint on Ectotherm Activity,” published online in the journal American ... «STLtoday.com, Apr 15»
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Paragliding: nerves and the art of flying them
Two sets of thermals, a t-shirt, jeans, jumper and jacket weren't quite enough layers to trap what little heat this honorary ectotherm produces, ... «Herald Scotland, Mar 15»
10
Gardening Friends and Crocodile Meals
Even for an ectotherm with low energetic needs, that is rather impressive, don't you think? I know it's a bit of a false equivalency to even suggest ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ectotherm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ectotherm>. Dec 2019 ».
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