a branch of energetics that deals with how a living organism converts food, sunlight, etc. into useful energy
noun(used with a sing. verb)
- Biology The study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.
- 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.
- (biology, physics) The study of the energy transformations that take place in living organisms