- 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
The water thus used must not exceed 96° or blood-heat, but 60° is preferable.The American Flower Garden Directory
It is a well established fact that digestion will not go on when the temperature of the stomach is below that of blood-heat.
This may account for the fact that blood-heat is the best for cheese-making, as at that temperature the rennet is most active.
I then add as much warm water, at blood-heat, as will mix it into a stiff batter.Roughing it in the Bush
That was the end of the story, and it stirred those boys to blood-heat, be sure of it.A Double Barrelled Detective Story
- the normal temperature of the human body, 98.4°F or 37°C
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- The normal temperature (about 37.0°C or 98.6°F) of human blood.
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