Poikilothermous
Poikilothermous Poi`ki*lo*ther"mous (-m[u^]s), a. (Physiol.) Poikilothermal. [1913 Webster]

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  • poikilothermous — poi·kilo·ther·mous …   English syllables

  • poikilothermous — adjective of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment • Syn: ↑poikilothermic, ↑heterothermic, ↑ectothermic • Similar to: ↑cold blooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑poikilot …   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

  • dormancy — /dawr meuhn see/, n. the state of being dormant. [1780 90; DORM(ANT) + ANCY] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       state of reduced metabolic activity adopted by many organisms under conditions of environmental stress or, often, as in winter, when… …   Universalium

  • ectothermic — adjective of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment • Syn: ↑poikilothermic, ↑poikilothermous, ↑heterothermic • Similar to: ↑cold blooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterothermic — adjective of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment • Syn: ↑poikilothermic, ↑poikilothermous, ↑ectothermic • Similar to: ↑cold blooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑poi …   Useful english dictionary

  • poikilothermic — adjective of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment • Syn: ↑poikilothermous, ↑heterothermic, ↑ectothermic • Similar to: ↑cold blooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑poikil …   Useful english dictionary

  • poikilothermia — noun The inability to regulate ones body temperature. See Also: poikilotherm, poikilothermal, poikilothermic, poikilothermism, poikilothermous, poikilothermy …   Wiktionary

  • poikilothermic — adjective Having a body temperature that varies depending on the outside temperature. Syn: cold blooded, poikilothermal, poikilothermous Ant: homeothermic See Also: poikilotherm, poikilothermia, poikilot …   Wiktionary

  • poikilotherm — 1. adjective cold blooded Syn: poikilothermic Ant: homoiotherm, homeotherm, homoeothermic 2. noun A cold blooded animal …   Wiktionary

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