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blood heat

the normal temperature of human blood, being about 98.6°F (37°C).
Origin of blood heat
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I then add as much warm water, at blood-heat, as will mix it into a stiff batter.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • The water thus used must not exceed 96° or blood-heat, but 60° is preferable.

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

  • They did, however, serve to keep his blood-heat at the explosive stage most of the day and night.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
  • 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
  • Its temperature was blood-heat, its air heavy and nauseating with the odours of ink, moist paper and oil, its lights dim.

    The Great God Success John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
  • 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
  • When wanted to use, heat a quart of milk to blood-heat, and put it in the dish in which it is to remain.

    The Cookery Blue Book Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
  • It is only made of blood-heat; that is, sixty-eight degrees of the heat-scale warmer than freezing water,in its warmest parts.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
British Dictionary definitions for blood-heat

blood heat

the normal temperature of the human body, 98.4°F or 37°C
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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
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