thermogenic
adjective Date: 1855 relating to, caused by, or inducing the production of heat <
thermogenic dietary supplements
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thermogenic destruction of bacteria
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; also producing heat <
thermogenic flowers
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thermogenic organs
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thermogenic — |thərmə|jenik adjective Etymology: therm + genic : of or relating to the production of heat : producing heat * * * /therr meuh jen ik/, adj. causing or pertaining to the production of heat. [1875 80; THERMO + GENIC] * * * thermogenetˈic or… …   Useful english dictionary

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