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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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