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blood heat

the normal temperature of human blood, being about 98.6°F (37°C).
Origin of blood heat
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was as though the temperature had fallen from blood heat to freezing.

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Moreover, this and old Burgundy are the wines you must drink at blood heat.

  • The reason for going to blood heat is because rennet is most active at this point.

    Hints on Dairying T. D. Curtis
  • If the sample be kept at blood heat (98° F.) for six to eight hours, it will be ready to examine.

  • The fittest temperature for drinks, if taken when the food is in the digesting process, is blood heat.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher
  • blood heat, the temperature which the blood is always found to maintain, or ninety-eight degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher
  • She had ceased to breathe, but blood heat was still in her body, and her expression life-like.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • Water, especially if given about blood heat, is at once used for most important vital purposes.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • With a feather, or fine camel's-hair brush, and as gently as possible, cover the eyelids with this oil heated to about blood heat.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Half of the cacao bean is fat, and the grinding breaks up the cells and liberates the fat, which at blood heat melts to an oil.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for blood heat

blood heat

the normal temperature of the human body, 98.4°F or 37°C
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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blood heat in Medicine

blood heat n.
The normal temperature (about 37.0°C or 98.6°F) of human blood.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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