[ thur-moh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /


the production of heat, especially in an animal body by physiological processes.

Origin of thermogenesis

First recorded in 1890–95; thermo- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM thermogenesis

ther·mo·ge·net·ic [thur-moh-juh-net-ik] /ˌθɜr moʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thermogenesis

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


the production of heat by metabolic processes

Derived forms of thermogenesis

thermogenous (θɜːˈmɒdʒɪnəs), thermogenetic (ˌθɜːməʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or thermogenic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for thermogenesis

[ thûr′mō-jĕnĭ-sĭs, -mə- ]


Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.

Other words from thermogenesis

ther′mo•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.
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