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poikilotherm definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals [syn: poikilotherm, ectotherm]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek poikilos variegated + International Scientific Vocabulary -therm more at paint Date: 1920 an organism (as a frog) with a variable body temperature that tends to fluctuate with and is similar to or slightly higher than the temperature of its environment ; a cold-blooded organism poikilothermic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an organism that regulates its body temperature by behavioural means, such as basking or burrowing; a cold-blooded organism (cf. HOMOEOTHERM). Derivatives: poikilothermal adj. poikilothermia n. poikilothermic adj. poikilothermy n. Etymology: Gk poikilos multicoloured, changeable + therme heat



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