bioenergetics

[ bahy-oh-en-er-jet-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

Biochemistry. the study of energy transformation in living systems.
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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 forms of bioenergetics

bioenergetic, adjective
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Scientific 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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