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Homeothermic vs. Poikilotherm

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Homeothermicadjective

Capable of maintaining a relatively constant body temperature independent of the surrounding environment.

Poikilothermadjective

cold-blooded

Homeothermicadjective

of birds and mammals; having constant and relatively high body temperature

Poikilothermnoun

A cold-blooded animal

Poikilothermnoun

an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals

Poikilotherm

A poikilotherm () is an animal whose internal temperature varies considerably. Poikilotherms have to survive and adapt to environmental stress.

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