poikilotherm


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poikilotherm

 [poi´kĭ-lo-therm″]
1. an animal that exhibits poikilothermy; a cold-blooded animal.

poi·ki·lo·therm

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

poikilotherm

(poi-kĭl′ə-thûrm′)
n.
An organism, such as a fish or reptile, having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of its surroundings.

poi′ki·lo·ther′mi·a (-thûr′mē-ə), poi′ki·lo·ther′my (-thûr′mē) n.
poi′ki·lo·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.

poikilotherm

an animal that exhibits poikilothermy; a cold-blooded animal.
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Effects of temperature on rates in poikilotherm nervous systems: evidence from the calling songs of meadow katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Orchelimum) and reanalysis of published data.
Among reported poikilotherm predators of Steller sea lions, only the Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus) is known to have body core temperatures that are near ambient.
Cadmium effects on mitochondrial function are enhanced by elevated temperatures in a marine poikilotherm, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin (Bivalvia: Ostreidae).
The time step is a day (t) with forcing variable being temperature that from the perspective of the poikilotherm organisms is of varying length in physiological time units (degree-days, dd).
The word homeotherm is used to describe the opposite of poikilotherm.
52) It is noteworthy that both the mammalian as well as the bird embryo have poikilotherm metabolism till birth (homoeothermic condition is provided by parent organism).
Alternatively, it has been suggested that poikilotherm mtDNA evolves up to five times slower than mtDNA in endotherms (review in Rand 1994).
It is a poikilotherm, never had a dependent childhood, has little or no social life.
Effects of temperature on rates of poikilotherm nervous systems: evidence from the calling songs of meadow katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Orchelimum) and re-analysis of published data.
Fry (1967) mentioned that lethal temperatures are important for the physiologic analysis of poikilotherm organisms because it provides a detailed pattern of responses that can be used as an immediate ecological index, since the animals can find lethal temperatures in the habitat as well as thermal fluctuations overcoming their tolerance limits.