thermogenesis

thermogenesis

[thur-moh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
the production of heat, especially in an animal body by physiological processes.

Origin:
1890–95; thermo- + -genesis

thermogenetic [thur-moh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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thermogenesis (ˌθɜːməʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
the production of heat by metabolic processes
 
thermogenous
 
adj
 
thermogenetic
 
adj
 
thermo'genic
 
adj

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thermogenesis ther·mo·gen·e·sis (thûr'mō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs, -mə-)
n.
Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.


ther'mo·ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) or ther'mo·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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