poikilotherm

[ poikə-lə-thûrm′, poi-kĭlə- ]

n.

An organism, such as a fish or reptile, having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of its surroundings; an ectotherm.

Nearby words

  1. poikiloblast,
  2. poikiloblastic,
  3. poikilocyte,
  4. poikilocytosis,
  5. poikiloderma,
  6. poikilothermia,
  7. poikilothermic,
  8. poikilothermism,
  9. poil,
  10. poilu


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Science definitions for poikilotherm

poikilotherm

[ poi-kĭlə-thûrm′ ]

See ectotherm.
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