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Definition of "thermogenic" [ther•mo•gen•ic]

  • Of, or relating to the production of heat (adjective)

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Use "thermogenic" in a sentence
  • "The calorie-burning process of digestion is called the thermogenic effect of food and occurs as protein is reduced to amino acids, carbohydrates to simple sugars, and fats to fatty acids."
  • "If you look at it, it's what is known as a thermogenic aid."
  • "The increase in energy expenditure, called a thermogenic response, burns calories even in the absence of exercise, so understanding how it is regulated could aid efforts to combat obesity, said Dr. Joel Elmquist, professor of internal medicine, psychiatry and pharmacology at UT Southwestern and co-senior author of the mouse study, which appears online and in the current issue of"