adjective Biochemistry.
(of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy.
Compare endergonic.

1935–40; ex-3 + Greek érgon work + -ic

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exergonic (ˌɛksəˈɡɒnɪk)
Compare endergonic (of a biochemical reaction) producing energy and therefore occurring spontaneously
[C20: from ex(o)- + Greek ergon work + -ic]

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exergonic ex·er·gon·ic (ěk'sər-gŏn'ĭk)
Of or relating to a reaction that releases energy to its surroundings.

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exergonic   (ěk'sər-gŏn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a chemical reaction that releases energy. The breakdown of sugars by cellular metabolism is an exergonic reaction that releases energy used to drive endergonic reactions. Compare endergonic.
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