poikilosmotic

adjective
poi·​kil·​os·​mot·​ic | \ ˌpȯi-kil-äz-ˈmät-ik How to pronounce poikilosmotic (audio) \

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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“Poikilosmotic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/poikilosmotic. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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