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Medical Term:

poikilothermy

Pronunciation: poy'ki-lo-ther'me, -therm'izm

Definition: The condition of plants and cold-blooded animals, the temperature of which varies with the changes in the temperature of the surrounding medium.

[poikilo- + G. therme, heat]

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