animal heat

animal heat
noun Date: 1748 heat produced in the body of a living animal by functional chemical and physical activities

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  • Animal heat — Heat Heat (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Animal heat — Animal An i*mal, a. [Cf. F. animal.] 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • animal heat — n. heat produced in the body of an animal by chemical changes that occur when food is assimilated: see BASAL METABOLISM …   English World dictionary

  • animal heat — n body heat …   Medical dictionary

  • animal heat — noun : heat produced in the body of a living animal by functional chemical and physical activities called also body heat; compare temperature 5b * * * Physiol. heat produced in a living animal by any of various metabolic activities. [1770 80] * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal heat — an′imal heat n. phl heat produced in a living animal by any of various metabolic activities • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • animal heat — Physiol. heat produced in a living animal by any of various metabolic activities. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • ANIMAL HEAT —    the heat produced by the chemical changes which go on in the animal system, the intensity depending on the activity of the process …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Heat — (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heat engine — Heat Heat (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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