poikilothermic love

Definitions

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  • adj. Having a body temperature that varies depending on the outside temperature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as pœcilothermic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment

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Examples

  • A few of these biosigns were, like those of all Gorn castes, endothermic or poikilothermic—dependent upon external factors for the regulation of body temperature.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • Hogben & Kirk were trying to demonstrate that the body temperatures of animals like slugs and earthworms whose external surfaces are always wet are not necessarily in equilibrium with the temperature of their surroundings, despite the fact that they are poikilothermic or cold-blooded.

    How to take a slug's temperature and what you can learn from it

  • Reptiles are poikilothermic, which means that they can not regulate heat internally (as opposed to birds and mammals which are homeothermic).

    Reptile

  • Predominantly this is because they concluded that – in view of its elongate shape and occurrence in cold waters – Caddy must be poikilothermic.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The political animal, the political observer and the political electorate are, like amphibians, poikilothermic - their own temperatures adjust to that of their environment, so that if a change is gradual enough, they won't even notice it.

    Boiling a frog

  • Amphibians are poikilothermic: their body temperatures adapt automatically to changes in their environment, with - out their noticing.

    Boiling a frog

  • Amphibians are poikilothermic: their body temperatures adapt automatically to changes in their environment, without their noticing.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Author's note Amphibians are poikilothermic: their body temperatures adapt automatically to changes in their environment, without their noticing.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Fish are poikilothermic aquatic animals; rice plants are thermophilic and semiaquatic.

    Chapter 4

  • Bodies were poikilothermic, though now functioning at a higher rate than any Terran reptile.

    A Circus of Hells

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  • A sort of cold-blooded creature whose internal temperature varies. From Greek "poikilos" or "many-coloured".

    March 21, 2009