endergonic

endergonic

[en-der-gon-ik]
adjective Biochemistry.
(of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy.
Compare exergonic.


Origin:
1935–40; end- + Greek érgon work + -ic

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endergonic (ˌɛndəˈɡɒnɪk)
 
adj
Compare exergonic (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceed
 
[C20: from end(o-) + Greek ergon work + -ic]

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endergonic end·er·gon·ic (ěn'dər-gŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs energy and therefore cools its surroundings.

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endergonic   (ěn'dər-gŏn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a chemical reaction that requires the absorption of energy. The production of sugars by plants during photosynthesis is an endergonic reaction, where sunlight provides the necessary energy. Compare exergonic.
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