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Poikilotherm Definition: Examples, In a Sentence…

poi·ki·lo·therm / poy.key.la.therm

noun – a cold-blooded animal that regulates its body temperature by its environment

related forms of poikilotherm: poikilothermic (adjective)

poikilotherm in a sentence: A poikilotherm can’t regulate its own temperature, it needs to bask in the sun or hide in the shade

examples of poikilotherms in nature: cold-blooded animals such as snakes, lizards, and frogs

see also: thermoregulation, homeotherm, cold-blooded, warm-blooded

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