Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of TEMPERATURE

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