warm-blooded


warm-blooded
/wawrm"blud"id/, adj.
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.
[1785-95]

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