bioenergetics

[ bahy-oh-en-er-jet-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

Biochemistry. the study of energy transformation in living systems.
Psychology. a school of therapy that seeks to relieve stress and concomitant muscular tension through respiratory exercises, physical movement, improvement in body image, and free expression of ideas.

Nearby words

  1. bioecology,
  2. bioelectric,
  3. bioelectricity,
  4. bioelectrogenesis,
  5. bioelectronics,
  6. bioenergy,
  7. bioengineering,
  8. bioenvironmental,
  9. bioequivalence,
  10. bioequivalent

Origin of bioenergetics

First recorded in 1910–15; bio- + energetics

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British Dictionary definitions for bioenergetics

bioenergetics

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
Derived Formsbioenergetic, adjective

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Science definitions for bioenergetics

bioenergetics

[ bī′ō-ĕn′ər-jĕtĭks ]

The scientific study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.
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