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  1. the normal temperature of human blood, being about 98.6°F (37°C).

Origin of blood heat

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for blood heat

Historical Examples

  • The water thus used must not exceed 96° or blood-heat, but 60° is preferable.

    The American Flower Garden Directory

    Thomas Hibbert

  • It is a well established fact that digestion will not go on when the temperature of the stomach is below that of blood-heat.

    Hints on cheese-making

    Thomas Day Curtis

  • This may account for the fact that blood-heat is the best for cheese-making, as at that temperature the rennet is most active.

    Hints on cheese-making

    Thomas Day Curtis

  • I then add as much warm water, at blood-heat, as will mix it into a stiff batter.

  • That was the end of the story, and it stirred those boys to blood-heat, be sure of it.

British Dictionary definitions for blood heat

blood heat

  1. the normal temperature of the human body, 98.4°F or 37°C
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blood heat in Medicine

blood heat

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