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[poi-kuh-loh-thur-mik, poi-kil-uh-] /ˌpɔɪ kə loʊˈθɜr mɪk, pɔɪˌkɪl ə-/

adjective, Zoology.
(def 1 .) (opposed to ).
(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)

poi’ki·lo·ther’mi·a or poi’ki·lo·ther’mism n.


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