Poikilothermal
Poikilothermal Poi`ki*lo*ther"mal (-th[~e]r"mal), Poikilothermic Poi`ki*lo*ther"mic (-th[~e]r"m[i^]k), a. [Gr. poiki`los changeable + E. thermal, thermic.] (Physiol.) Having a varying body temperature. See {Homoiothermal}. [1913 Webster]

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  • poikilothermal — [poi΄ki lō΄thʉr′məl] adj. [< Gr poikilos, varying < IE * poiko , var. of base * peik , colorful (> L pingere, to PAINT) + THERMAL] Zool. COLDBLOODED (sense 1): also poikilothermic poikilothermism n …   English World dictionary

  • poikilothermal — adj. [Gr. poikilos, various; thermos, warm] Coldblooded; having a body temperature that rises or falls with the environmental temperature; ectothermal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • poikilothermal — poikilothermism, poikilothermy, n. /poy keuh loh therr meuhl, poy kil euh /, adj. Zool. cold blooded (def. 3) (opposed to homoiothermal). [1880 85; < Gk poikílo(s) various + THERMAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • poikilothermal — poi·ki·lo·ther·mal (poi″kĭ lo thurґməl) poikilothermic …   Medical dictionary

  • poikilothermal — adj. cold blooded, dependent on external factors to regulate body heat (about reptiles)pɔɪ kɪlÉ™ θɜrml / pɔɪkɪləʊ θɜːml …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poikilothermal — poi·kilo·ther·mal …   English syllables

  • poikilothermal — 1. Cold blooded 2. Cold blooded …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • poikilothermal — adjective see poikilothermic * * * poikilothermism, poikilothermy, n. /poy keuh loh therr meuhl, poy kil euh /, adj. Zool. cold blooded (def. 3) (opposed to homoiothermal). [1880 85; < Gk poikílo(s) various + THERMAL] * * * poikilothermˈal or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poikilothermic, poikilothermal, poikilothermous — 1. Varying in temperature according to the temperature of the surrounding medium; denoting the so called cold blooded animals, such as the reptiles and amphibians, and the plants. 2. Capable of existence and growth in media of varying… …   Medical dictionary

  • Poikilothermic — Poikilothermal Poi ki*lo*ther mal ( th[ e]r mal), Poikilothermic Poi ki*lo*ther mic ( th[ e]r m[i^]k), a. [Gr. poiki los changeable + E. thermal, thermic.] (Physiol.) Having a varying body temperature. See {Homoiothermal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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