Definition of Poikilotherm

1. Noun. An animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals.

Exact synonyms: Ectotherm
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Derivative terms: Poikilothermic, Poikilothermous



Definition of Poikilotherm

1. Adjective. cold-blooded ¹

2. Noun. A cold-blooded animal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poikilotherm

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Poikilotherm

1. An organism, such as a fish or reptile, that is cold-blooded, i.e., one whose internal body temperature varies with that of the environment. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poikilotherm

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

Literary usage of Poikilotherm

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

1. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Conditionally Acceptable - Should be followed by pithing in poikilotherm. Conditionally acceptable - Death not immediate unless double pithed. ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"However, in many poikilotherm (cold-blooded) vertebrates (fish and reptiles), individuals lack sex chromosomes and have evolved other mechanisms of sexual ..."

3. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1902)
"It is no wonder that the lizards are rare and consequently little observed in Canada; for, being at once cold-blooded (or rather poikilotherm) and ..."

4. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Nonlinear regression analysis was used to test the fit of temperature-dependent developmental rates to the poikilotherm and Logan models. ..."

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