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temperature

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noun tem·per·a·ture \ˈtem-pə(r)-ˌchu̇(ə)r, -p(ə-)rə-, -chər, -ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of temperature

  1. 1:  degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale—see thermometer

  2. 2a:  the degree of heat that is natural to a living body <a normal oral temperature of about 98.6°F>b:  a condition of abnormally high body heat <was running a temperature>





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