ectotherm etymology

English word ectotherm comes from English -therm, English ecto- (Outside.)

Detailed word origin of ectotherm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-therm English (eng) (biology) used to name types of animal having a specified form of body temperature mechanism. Heat.
ecto- English (eng) Outside.
ectotherm English (eng) (biology) An animal, such as frog, fish or reptile, which has a limited ability to regulate its body temperature and whose body temperature thus depends on the ambient temperature.

Words with the same origin as ectotherm

Descendants of -therm
endogas endothermy eurytherm geotherm homeotherm homeothermic mesotherm poikilotherm stenotherm
Descendants of ecto-
ectethmoid ectoblast ectobronchium ectocervical ectocervix ectocornea ectocranial ectoenzyme ectogenesis ectogenous ectokinase ectomesocuneiform ectonucleoside ectonucleotide ectoperitrophic ectophosphodiesterase ectophytic ectoplacental ectoplast ectostylid ectosylvian ectosymbiont ectosymbiotic ectozoon