[poi-kuh-loh-thur-mee-uh, poi-kil-uh-] /ˌpɔɪ kə loʊˈθɜr mi ə, pɔɪˌkɪl ə-/
Medicine/Medical. the inability to regulate core body temperature (as by sweating to cool off or by putting on clothes to warm up), found especially in some spinal cord injury patients and in patients under general anesthesia.
[poi-kuh-loh-thur-mik, poi-kil-uh-] /ˌpɔɪ kə loʊˈθɜr mɪk, pɔɪˌkɪl ə-/ adjective, Zoology. 1. (def 1 .) (opposed to ). /ˌpɔɪkɪləʊˈθɜːmɪk/ adjective 1. (of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of the surroundings Compare homoiothermic poikilothermic poi·ki·lo·ther·mic (poi’kə-lō-thûr’mĭk) or poi·ki·lo·ther·mal (-məl) or poi·ki·lo·ther·mous (-məs) adj. poi’ki·lo·ther’mi·a or poi’ki·lo·ther’mism n.
[poi-kuh-loh-thur-miz-uh m, poi-kil-uh-] /ˌpɔɪ kə loʊˈθɜr mɪz əm, pɔɪˌkɪl ə-/ noun, Zoology. 1. the state or quality of being cold-blooded, as fishes and reptiles.
[poil] /pɔɪl/ noun 1. a yarn or thread made from silk, used for ribbon, velvet, and as the core of gold, silver, and tinsel yarn.
[pwah-loo; French pwa-ly] /ˈpwɑ lu; French pwaˈlü/ noun, plural poilus [pwah-looz; French pwa-ly] /ˈpwɑ luz; French pwaˈlü/ (Show IPA) 1. a French common soldier. /ˈpwɑːluː; French pwaly/ noun 1. an infantryman in the French Army, esp one in the front lines in World War I n. French private soldier, 1914, from French poilu, literally “hairy,” […]