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1. an animal that exhibits poikilothermy; a cold-blooded animal.
A poikilothermic animal.
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.
an animal that exhibits poikilothermy; a cold-blooded animal.
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It is well known that one of the mechanisms used by poikilotherms
to counteract the effect of temperature on membrane fluidity is to modify acyl-chain composition of phospholipids.
Effects of the December 1983 and January 1985 freezing air temperatures on select aquatic poikilotherms
and plant species of Merritt Island, Florida.
Water temperature is generally regarded as the dominate factor controlling the development of poikilotherms
The application of Bergmann's and Allen's rules to the poikilotherms