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  • noun Plural form of poikilotherm.

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Examples

  • This also works nicely for ailing aquarium fish and other poikilotherms.

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  • I started to defend the intrinsic value of poikilotherms (that's cold blooded creatures, for you non-zoologists out there, or, more precisely, animals that depend on an external heat source to adjust their internal temperature) but I stopped myself.

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  • The role of nervous systems in temperature adaptation of poikilotherms.

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  • However, because these endotherms lack a layer of insulation and do not have a thermostat that regulates either heat production or heat dissipation, they are considered poikilotherms (Greek poikolos = changeable).

    Endotherm

  • Using this in vitro myogenesis system, we showed that the rate of muscle cell differentiation was strongly dependent on temperature, one of the most important environmental factors in the muscle growth of poikilotherms.

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  • The current accepted terminology is poikilotherms which means "of varying temperature".

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  • So this doesn't seem to be a universal principle with poikilotherms, so when is different about snakes that causes this limitation.

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  • "Snakes are poikilotherms, depending on external sources of heat to maintain a given level of metabolic activity, and so available temperature means are limiting factors on how large they can grow."

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  • Snakes are poikilotherms, depending on external sources of heat to maintain a given level of metabolic activity, and so available temperature means are limiting factors on how large they can grow.

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  • Since snakes are poikilotherms that, unlike humans, need heat from their environment to power their metabolism, the researchers suggest that at the time the region would have had to be 30 to 34 degrees Celsius for the snake to have survived.

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