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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.

bi′o·en·er·get′ic adj.
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(Biology) (functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
ˌbioˌenerˈgetic adj
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(ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of energy transformation in living systems.
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