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poikilotherm

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

(poy'ki-lō-therm),
A poikilothermic animal.
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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.
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No existing theories explain this early phenomena, and since patients are in the hospital in an environmentally controlled setting, poikilothermia also does not explain it.
The impaired temperature regulation condition described there is called poikilothermia.
Pathophysiology and clinical implications of human poikilothermia. Ann NY Acad Sci 813:738-740 (1997).