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specific dynamic action

n.

An increase in the production of heat caused by the ingestion of food, especially proteins.

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Nearby words

specific, specific action, specific activity, specific charge, specific conductance, specific dynamic action, specific epithet, specific gravity, specific heat, specific heat capacity, specific humidity
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