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10 terms

Animal Adaptations Vocabulary

Ch. 7 Part I terms.
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herbivore
animal that eats ONLY autotrophs.
carnivore
animal that eats ONLY other heterotrophs.
homeostasis
maitenance of a relatively stable internal environment.
endotherm
animal that creates heat inside its own body.
ectotherm
animal that must receive heat from its external environment.
fermentation
process that converts sugars to inorganic acids & alcohol in the absence of oxygen.
omnivore
animal that eats both plants & animals.
detritivore
animal that feeds on dead plant & animal matter.
foregut
four-chambered stomach found in cows & deer.
hindgut
long intestine called a caecum found in horses & rabbits.