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Blood heat   /bləd hit/   Listen
Blood heat

noun
1.
Temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health.  Synonym: body temperature.






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"Blood heat" Quotes from Famous Books



... acts upon men as the winter winds do upon the surface of the mountain streams, freezing them into immovable propriety; and less do I delight in that festivity where calculation seems to wait on merriment. Joy at such a board can never rise to blood heat, for the jingle in the mind of cent. per cent., which rises above the constrained mirth of the assembly, will hold the guests so anchored to the consideration of profit and loss, that in vain they spread a free sail—the ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848 • Various



Words linked to "Blood heat" :   basal body temperature, vital sign, temperature, basal temperature



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