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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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(tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any activity.
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The temperate regions have temperatures ranging from 10[degrees]C to 20[degrees]C, and colder-than-temperate and hotter-than-temperate regions are below 10[degrees]C and over 20[degrees]C, respectively.
A review of selected species of Lymantria Hubner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) from subtropical and temperate regions of Asia, including the descriptions of three new species, some potentially invasive to North America.
The incidence of pyomyositis in temperate regions is increasing, due to an increase of predisposing factors, such as immunocompromised patients, e.g.
According to an Australian study contrary to the conventional assumption, which is based on observations in temperate regions elsewhere in the world, there was no consistent evidence of seasonal peaks during late winter and early spring for varicella infection in Victoria.12 Similarly a Korean study regarding seasonal variation of herpes zoster suggested that there was no relation between epidemic of varicella and herpes zoster and the recorded during summer, most cases were and the least in autumn.13 In our study although the cases continued to report throughout the year but surge of the cases of herpes zoster was noted with onset of summer season in the months of April, May and June.
"Overall in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere (North America and Europe), pandemic and seasonal influenza viruses have been detected only sporadically or at very low levels during the past month," it added.
The most important cultivated pasture grass in the US, and increasingly important in other humid temperate regions in the world, Lolium arundinaceum is suitable grazing for a variety of animals under diverse and challenging climate and soil conditions, and can also serve as a perennial functional or aesthetic soil cover in many situations.
"I'm very happy to see that people from all over Sudan are coming to Yambio," said Alice, a roadside retailer selling fruits that are favorites for many visitors from hot or temperate regions of the Sudan.
Once highlighted mostly as a tropical phenomenon, ant invasions now menace temperate regions, says community ecologist Lori Lach of the University of Western Australia in Perth.
In the temperate regions of the southern hemisphere, influenza transmission
Diet of the barn owl has been well studied, particularly in temperate regions of the world (Clark and Bunck, 1991; Marti et al., 1993; Taylor, 1994), but there is a notable paucity of dietary data from the Neotropics (Dickerman and Brash, 1980; MacFarlane and Garret, 1989; Vargas et al., 2002).
Meanwhile, expanding forests in the temperate regions were absorbing 0.7 billion tonnes of carbon each year.