poikilotherm
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

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  • Poikilotherm — Sonnenbadende Eidechse am Johannistag in Sachsen, 400 m ü. M., vormittags Als wechselwarm (auch Wechselblüter) oder poikilotherm bezeichnet man Tiere, die keine konstante Körpertemperatur aufweisen. Im Allgemeinen, aber nicht ganz korrekter Weise …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • poikilotherm — an organism whose body temperature follows closely that of their environment as in most fishes, cold blooded . Opposite of homoiotherm …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • poikilotherm — n; see homoiothermal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • poikilotherm — Organism whose body temperature varies with environment, opposite of homeotherm. Though poikilothermic animals are often referred to as cold blooded this is not necessarily true …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • poikilotherm — poi·kil·o·therm (poi kĭlʹə thûrm ) n. An organism, such as a fish or reptile, having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of its surroundings; an ectotherm.   [Greek poikilos, spotted, various; See peig in Indo European Roots +… …   Universalium

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

  • poikilotherm — A poikilothermic animal. SYN: allotherm, cold blooded animal. * * * poi·ki·lo·therm pȯi ki lə .thərm, (.)pȯi kil ə n an organism (as a frog) with a variable body temperature that is usu. slightly higher than the temperature of its environment:… …   Medical dictionary

  • poikilotherm — po|i|ki|lo|thẹrm 〈Adj.〉 = wechselwarm; Ggs homoiotherm ● poikilothermes Tier = Wechselwarmblüter [<grch. poikilos „wechselnd“ + thermos „warm“] * * * poi|ki|lo|thẹrm <Adj.> [zu griech. poiki̓los = veränderlich u. thermós = warm]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • poikilotherm — po|i|ki|lo|thẹrm 〈Adj.; Biol.〉 wechselwarm; poikilotherme Tiere Tiere, deren Körpertemperatur von der Temperatur ihrer Umgebung abhängt, Wechselwarmblüter [Etym.: <grch. poikilos »bunt« + …therm] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • poikilotherm — poi|ki|lo|therm <zu ↑...therm> wechselwarm (von Tieren, deren Körpertemperatur sich entsprechend der Umwelttemperatur ändert, z. B. Lurche; Biol.); Ggs. ↑homöotherm …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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