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.

Poikilotherm

A poikilotherm is an organism whose internal temperature varies considerably. It is the opposite of a homeotherm, an organism which maintains thermal homeostasis. Usually the variation is a consequence of variation in the ambient environmental temperature. Many terrestrial ectotherms are poikilothermic. However some ectotherms remain in temperatur...
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poikilotherm

(poi-kil´o-therm″) an animal that exhibits poikilothermy; a cold-blooded animal. ectotherm.
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poikilotherm

<biology, zoology> 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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poikilotherm

ectotherm noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
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poikilotherm

a cold-blooded organism
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poikilotherm

An animal whose body temperature fluctuates with that of the environment. Related entry • ectotherm
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Poikilotherm

an obsolete term replaced by ectotherm.
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Poikilotherm

An organism whose body temperature is identical to that of the external environment
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Poikilotherm

An organism whose body temperature is identical to that of the external environment
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Poikilotherm

An organism whose body temperature is strongly correlated with that of its external environment.
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poikilotherm

poikilotherm An animal whose temperature varies with the temperature of the surrounding environment; such as, an invertebrate, fish, or amphibious animal. To a degree, behavioral responses help to maintain stability of body temperature and to counter the loss of body heat. Also called: allotherm, ectotherm, and heterotherm
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poikilotherm

Type: Term Pronunciation: poy′ki-lō-therm Definitions: 1. A poikilothermic animal. Synonyms: allotherm, cold-blooded animal
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