thermogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1891 the production of heat especially in the body (as by oxidation)

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  • thermogenesis — [thʉr΄mōjen′ə sis] n. [ModL: see THERMO & GENESIS] the production of heat, esp. by physiological action in an animal thermogenetic [thʉr΄mōjə net′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Thermogenesis — Not to be confused with thermogeneration. Thermogenesis is the process of heat production in organisms. It occurs mostly in warm blooded animals, but a few species of thermogenic plants exist. Contents 1 Types 1.1 Shivering 1.2 Non shivering… …   Wikipedia

  • thermogenesis — thermogenetic /therr moh jeuh net ik/, adj. /therr moh jen euh sis/, n. the production of heat, esp. in an animal body by physiological processes. [1890 95; THERMO + GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • thermogenesis — noun The generation of heat in an organism, especially by biochemical means …   Wiktionary

  • thermogenesis — The production of heat; specifically the physiologic process of heat production in the body. [thermo + G. genesis, production] nonshivering t. t. resulting from the effects of the sympathetic nervous system neurotransmitters, epinephrine, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • thermogenesis — production of heat Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • thermogenesis — n. production of heat through physiological processes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thermogenesis — [ˌθə:mə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪsɪs] noun Physiology the production of bodily heat. Derivatives thermogenic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • thermogenesis —   Self heating through respiratory activity, as in the cones, especially male cones, of many cycads.   See also odor mediated push pull pollination …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • thermogenesis — ther·mo·genesis …   English syllables

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