ther·​mo·​gen·​e·​sis ˌthər-mō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce thermogenesis (audio)
: the production of heat especially in the body (as by oxidation)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cayenne pepper extract contains the chemical capsaicin, which stimulates thermogenesis and works as an appetite suppressant. Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2023 That's because one of their main ways to help with fat burning is to increase your metabolic rate via thermogenesis. Matt Cooper, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022 Cayenne extract comes from the cayenne pepper, a spicy vegetable packed with different vitamins and minerals, including capsaicin, a key component in promoting thermogenesis. Dallas News, 20 Sep. 2022 This formula includes green tea, which helps increase thermogenesis, as well as cinnamon and ginger which help regulate blood sugar levels. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2022 Almost all natural fat burners work through a combination of increasing thermogenesis and curbing cravings using appetite suppression. Dallas News, 31 Jan. 2023 Our body responds to cold in one of two ways, both deemed types of thermogenesis. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 19 Jan. 2023 Studies have also shown that green tea contains caffeine which induces thermogenesis and helps the body burn fats. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Green Coffee Bean Extract triggers thermogenesis and increases metabolism for rapid fat burning. Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermogenesis was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Thermogenesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


ther·​mo·​gen·​e·​sis ˌthər-mō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce thermogenesis (audio)
plural thermogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce thermogenesis (audio)
: the production of heat especially in the body (as by oxidation)
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