poikilothermic

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poikilothermic

 [poi″kĭ-lo-ther´mik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by poikilothermy.

poi·ki·lo·ther·mic

, poikilothermalpoikilothermous (poy'ki-lō-ther'mic, -măl, -mŭs),
1. Varying in temperature according to the temperature of the surrounding medium; denoting the so-called cold-blooded animals, such as the reptiles and amphibians, and the plants.
2. Capable of existence and growth in media of varying temperatures. Compare: heterothermic, homeothermic.
3. Causing a disruption of normal hypothalamic thermoregulatory function, as seen with drugs such as phenothiazines.
[poikilo- + G. thermē, heat]

poikilothermic

poi·ki·lo·ther·mic

, poikilothermal , poikilothermous (poy'ki-lō-thĕr'mik, -măl, -mŭs)
1. Varying in temperature according to the temperature of the surrounding medium; denoting the so-called cold-blooded animals, such as the reptiles and amphibians and plants.
2. Capable of existence and growth in media of varying temperature.
Synonym(s): hematocryal.
[poikilo- + G. thermē, heat]

poikilothermic

characterized by poikilothermy.