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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. Biology The study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.
2. Psychology A form of therapy that focuses on the physical manifestation of emotional tension and stress, combining psychotherapy with physical therapies such as massage, relaxation techniques, and exercises in posture and breathing.
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(Biology) (functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
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bi•o•en•er•get•ics(ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of energy transformation in living systems.
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