poikilosmotic

adjective

poi·​kil·​os·​mot·​ic ˌpȯi-kil-äz-ˈmät-ik How to pronounce poikilosmotic (audio)
: 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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“Poikilosmotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/poikilosmotic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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