Definitions for "Temperate"
Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
In virology, temperate refers to the ability of some bacteriophages (notable coliphage λ) to display a lysogenic life cycle. Many (but not all) temperate phages can integrate their genomes into their host bacterium's chromosome, together becoming a lysogen as the phage genome becomes a prophage. A temperate phage is also able to undergo a productive, typically lytic life cycle, where the prophage is expressed, replicates the phage genome, and produces phage progeny, which then leave the bacterium.
Keywords:  terete, tendril
Tendril Terete
Keywords:  calm, passion, violent, cool, composed
Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
Calm, composed, and reasonable; self-controlled.
1. Refers to species characteristic of mixed forest that have their northern extension in Canada in Cape Breton. 2. The Temperate Forest, composed predominantly of deciduous species, extends west along the St. Lawrence to the Great Lakes and south into the mid-eastern United States.
not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
Keywords:  proceeding
Proceeding from temperance.