A eurytherm is an organism, often specifically an ectotherm, that can function at a wide range of different body temperatures.
For example, desert pupfish can function in waters from 4º to 45ºC.
Eurytherms are contrasted to stenothermic organisms.
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- The dictionary definition of eurytherm at Wiktionary