poikilosmotic

adjective
poi·​kil·​os·​mot·​ic | \ˌpȯi-kil-äz-ˈmät-ik \

Medical Definition of poikilosmotic 

: having body fluids with an osmotic pressure similar to that of the surrounding medium most lower marine invertebrates are poikilosmotic — compare homoiosmotic

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