Definition of Poikilothermous

1. Adjective. Of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment.

Exact synonyms: Ectothermic, Heterothermic, Poikilothermic
Similar to: Cold-blooded
Derivative terms: Poikilotherm, Poikilotherm



Definition of Poikilothermous

1. a. Poikilothermal.

Definition of Poikilothermous

1. Adjective. (alternative form of poikilothermal) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Poikilothermous

1. Poikilothermal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poikilothermous

poikilocarynoses
poikilocarynosis
poikilocyte
poikilocytes
poikilocythemia
poikilocytosis
poikilodentosis
poikiloderma
poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare
poikilohydric
poikilotherm
poikilothermia
poikilothermic
poikilothermous (current term)
poikilotherms
poikilothermy
poikilothrombocyte
poikilothymia
poikilotopic
poilu
poilus
poimenics
poinado
poinadoes
poinciana
poincianas
poind
poinded

Literary usage of Poikilothermous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"The temperature of poikilothermous (cold-blooded) animals normally ranges from a fraction of a degree to several degrees above that of the surrounding ..."

2. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"The temperature of poikilothermous (cold-blooded) animals normally ranges from a fraction of a degree to several degrees above that of the surrounding ..."

3. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"They are poikilothermous (cold-blooded). 33. The reptiles, birds, and mammals are called Amniota on account of the embryonal organs, the amnion and ..."

4. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"The REPTILIA are poikilothermous, have a strongly ossified skeleton, with unpaired occipital condyle and usually an os transversum in the skull; ..."

5. Text-book of Physiological Chemistry in Thirty Lectures by Emil Abderhalden (1908)
"Up to the present time the effect of temperature has alone been studied to any extent. In this respect the poikilothermous animals are very different from ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... to which they were somewhat distantly related, possessed a more or less scaly or armored skin and were probably cold-blooded or poikilothermous, ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"This group may be designated as the changeable-temperature animals (poikilothermous). The warm-blooded animals maintain a constant high body temperature on ..."

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