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bioenergetics

[bahy-oh-en-er-jet-iks] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks/
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
1910-1915
1910-15; bio- + energetics
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British Dictionary definitions for bioenergetics

bioenergetics

/ˌbaɪəʊˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
Derived Forms
bioenergetic, adjective
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bioenergetics in Science
bioenergetics
  (bī'ō-ěn'ər-jět'ĭks)   
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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