Cold-blooded may refer to:
  • ectotherm
    An ectotherm, from the Greek εκτός "outside" and θερμός "hot", refers to organisms that control body temperature through external means. As a result, organisms are dependent on environmental heat sources and have relatively low metabolic rates. For example, many reptiles regulate their body...

    y, controlling body temperature through external means, such as by basking in the sun
  • poikilotherm
    A poikilotherm is an organism whose internal temperature varies considerably. It is the opposite of a homeotherm, an organism which maintains thermal homeostasis. Usually the variation is a consequence of variation in the ambient environmental temperature...

    y, the ability of an organism to function over a wide internal temperature range
  • bradymetabolism
    Bradymetabolism refers to organisms with a high active metabolism and a considerably slower resting metabolism. Bradymetabolic animals can often undergo dramatic changes in metabolic speed, according to food availability and temperature...

    , the ability to greatly alter metabolic rate in response to need; for example, animals that hibernate
  • "Cold Blooded" (song), the title track from Rick James's 1983 album
  • Cold Blooded (Rick James album)
  • Coldblooded (album)
    Coldblooded (album)
    Released in 1974, This would be their last album for Volt Records before moving on to Mercury Records in 1976. This album did not chart at all.-Track listing:#Coldblooded 5:49 #Harmony 3:36 #In The Scheme Of Things 4:21 #Wating And Hating 3:57...

    , a 1974 funk album by The Bar-Kays
  • Coldblooded (film), a 1995 comedy/thriller about hitmen
  • The term 'cold-blood' is also used in equestrianism, with a distinct meaning

See also

  • Cold blood (disambiguation)
  • Endotherm (disambiguation)
  • In Cold Blood (disambiguation)
  • Thermoregulation
    Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different...

  • Warm-blooded
    The term warm-blooded is a colloquial term to describe animal species which have a relatively higher blood temperature, and maintain thermal homeostasis primarily through internal metabolic processes...

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