hot spring

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hot spring

n.
A natural spring producing warm water, usually at a temperature above that of the human body.

hot spring

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(Physical Geography) a natural spring of mineral water at a temperature of 21°C (70°F) or above, found in areas of volcanic activity. Also called: thermal spring

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a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C).
[1660–70]

hot spring

A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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Noun1.hot spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or abovehot spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
natural spring, outpouring, fountain, spring, outflow - a natural flow of ground water
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温泉

hot spring

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It has been known from many studies (7,8) mainly from the one conducted in Yellowstone National Park which has more than ten thousand hot springs and in terrestrial hot springs like Tengchong in China, Kamchatka in Russia and in Pacific Ocean deep see hydrothermal vents, in hydrothermal springs in shallow sea waters of Papua New Guinea (9) that although having kinds that may be cultivated, the cultivation of most part of thermophiles has not been done yet.
Hot springs have great astrobiological significance, as the closest relatives of many of the most ancient organisms on Earth can thrive in and around hydrothermal springs.
Now, a team of evolutionary biologists suggests how clay--perhaps near hydrothermal springs on the ocean floor-may have spurred the formation of these early cells.