thermogenesis

noun
ther·​mo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌthər-mō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of thermogenesis 

: the production of heat especially in the body (as by oxidation)

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Protein takes the most calories for your body to process, with 20 to 30 percent of protein calories eaten going to thermogenesis, compared with fat and carbohydrates, which is 0 to 3 percent and 5 to 10 percent, respectively. Ellie Krieger, chicagotribune.com, "The truth behind 4 'metabolism-boosting' foods," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of thermogenesis

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thermogenesis

New Latin

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thermogenesis

noun
ther·​mo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌthər-mō-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural thermogeneses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of thermogenesis 

: the production of heat especially in the body (as by oxidation)

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