cold-blooded animal


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poi·ki·lo·therm

(poy'ki-lō-therm),
A poikilothermic animal.

cold-blooded animal

An animal whose body temperature varies according to the temperature of the environment.
Synonym: ectotherm; poikilotherm
See also: animal
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