Definition of Poikilothermic

1. Adjective. Of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment.

Exact synonyms: Ectothermic, Heterothermic, Poikilothermous
Similar to: Cold-blooded
Derivative terms: Poikilotherm, Poikilotherm



Definition of Poikilothermic

1. Adjective. (context: of an animal) Having a body temperature that varies depending on the outside temperature. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poikilothermic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Poikilothermic

1. Having a varying body temperature. See Homoiothermal. Origin: Gr. Changeable + E. Thermal, thermic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poikilothermic

poikiloblastic
poikilocarynoses
poikilocarynosis
poikilocyte
poikilocytes
poikilocythemia
poikilocytosis
poikilodentosis
poikiloderma
poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare
poikilohydric
poikilotherm
poikilothermia
poikilothermic (current term)
poikilothermous
poikilotherms
poikilothermy
poikilothrombocyte
poikilothymia
poikilotopic
poilu
poilus
poimenics
poinado
poinadoes
poinciana
poincianas
poind

Literary usage of Poikilothermic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... the poikilothermic Herpesvirus of Channel Catfish Disease (40275) ROGER ... a cold- led (poikilothermic) herpesvirus system ic eventual possibility of ..."

2. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"poikilothermic animals react differently, the bodily temperature following in general the surrounding temperature, though with variations. ..."

3. The Clinical Journal (1903)
"Thus, as was shown by Pembrey and Gordon, the embryo chick reacts as a poikilothermic animal to variations of external temperature, the chicken only ..."

4. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... OF LAKE MICHIGAN (AFTER WARD) Most fresh-water animals are poikilothermic or cold-blooded and their temperature varies with the surrounding temperature. ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"Other animals with an inconstant temperature are now correctly called " poikilothermic " rather than " cold-blooded." Lord Walsingham's conclusions appear ..."

6. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Hence they are called " poikilothermic," of varying temperature, whereas the higher Muscular contraction is, in fact, the chief, if not the only, ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... the poikilothermic Herpesvirus of Channel Catfish Disease (40275) ROGER ... a cold- led (poikilothermic) herpesvirus system ic eventual possibility of ..."

8. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"poikilothermic animals react differently, the bodily temperature following in general the surrounding temperature, though with variations. ..."

9. The Clinical Journal (1903)
"Thus, as was shown by Pembrey and Gordon, the embryo chick reacts as a poikilothermic animal to variations of external temperature, the chicken only ..."

10. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... OF LAKE MICHIGAN (AFTER WARD) Most fresh-water animals are poikilothermic or cold-blooded and their temperature varies with the surrounding temperature. ..."

11. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"Other animals with an inconstant temperature are now correctly called " poikilothermic " rather than " cold-blooded." Lord Walsingham's conclusions appear ..."

12. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Hence they are called " poikilothermic," of varying temperature, whereas the higher Muscular contraction is, in fact, the chief, if not the only, ..."

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