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- 04/01/2015 at 10:31 pm #3692EdwinParticipant
What is Poikilotherm? Define Poikilotherm. What is Poikilothermic Animal? Give the definition of Poikilothermy.
- 04/01/2015 at 11:18 pm #3693Aditya SardanaKeymaster
Poikilotherm is derived from Greek “poikilos” (varied, variegated) + Greek “therme” (heat). Poikilotherm is the term used to describe any animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surrounding environment. A poikilotherm or poikilothermic animal or poikilothermous animal is also known as cold-blooded animal, ectotherm, heterotherm, or allotherm. Poikilothermism or poikilothermy is the state or condition of being cold-blooded or poikilothermic. All animals except mammals and birds are poikilotherms.
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