bioenergetics

bioenergetics

[bahy-oh-en-er-jet-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
1.
Biochemistry. the study of energy transformation in living systems.
2.
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.

Origin:
1910–15; bio- + energetics

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bioenergetics (ˌbaɪəʊˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
 
bioener'getic
 
adj

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bioenergetics   (bī'ō-ěn'ər-jět'ĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
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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