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warm-blooded

[wawrm-bluhd-id] /ˈwɔrmˈblʌd ɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, endothermic. designating or pertaining to animals, as mammals and birds, whose blood ranges in temperatures from about 98° to 112°F (37° to 44°C) and remains relatively constant, irrespective of the temperature of the surrounding medium; homoiothermal.
2.
ardent, impetuous, or passionate:
young and warm-blooded valor.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
Related forms
warm-bloodedness, noun
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Examples from the web for warmblooded
  • Infrared sensitivity helps snakes locate nearby prey, especially warmblooded mammals.
  • Shivering is a bodily function in response to early hypothermia in warmblooded animals.
  • Many homeothermic, or warmblooded, animals also make use of these techniques at times.
British Dictionary definitions for warmblooded

warm-blooded

adjective
1.
ardent, impetuous, or passionate
2.
(of birds and mammals) having a constant body temperature, usually higher than the temperature of the surroundings Technical name homoiothermic
Derived Forms
warm-bloodedness, noun
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warmblooded in Medicine

warm-blooded adj.
Maintaining a relatively constant and warm body temperature independent of environmental temperature; homeothermic.


warm'-blood'ed·ness n.
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warmblooded in Science
warm-blooded
  (wôrm'blŭd'ĭd)   
Having a relatively warm body temperature that stays about the same regardless of changes in the temperature of the surroundings. Birds and mammals are warm-blooded.
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