poikilothermic

poikilothermic
poi·ki·lo·ther·mic .pȯi-kə-lō-'thər-mik adj of, relating to, or being a poikilotherm: COLD-BLOODED

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adj.
cold-blooded: being unable to regulate the body temperature, which fluctuates according to that of the surroundings. Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded. Compare homoiothermic.

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poi·ki·lo·ther·mic (poi″kĭ-lo-thurґmik) 1. pertaining to or characterized by poikilothermy. 2. ectothermic.

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