cold-blooded

(redirected from cold-bloodedness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

cold-blooded:

see body temperaturebody temperature,
internal temperature of a living organism. Mammals and birds are termed warm-blooded, or homeothermic, i.e., they are able to maintain a relatively constant inner body temperature, whereas other animals are cold-blooded, or poikilothermic, i.e.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

cold-blooded

[′kōld ¦bləd·əd]
(physiology)
Having body temperature approximating that of the environment and not internally regulated.

cold-blooded

(of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with that of the surroundings
References in periodicals archive ?
While i t g i v e s them an imaginary feeling of control, they are missing out on crucial parts, such as speed, accuracy of calculations, convenience of interface, cold-bloodedness of decisions, data representation and analysis.
The cold-bloodedness of it all struck me as I read the 39-page, June 2009 Human Rights Watch report :Aa"Precisely Wrong: Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli Drone-Launched Missiles.
The fact that Roeder saw murder as a means to an end other than revenge or financial gain does not alter the cold-bloodedness of the act, nor should it allow him to be convicted of a lesser crime.
It was the cold-bloodedness of England's approach that stunned the Australians.
It didn't wash with the judge, Lord Johnston, who declared that the accused's "callousness, cold-bloodedness and deliberate cruelty were not insanity.