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[ek-ser-gon-ik] /ˌɛk sərˈgɒn ɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry.
(of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy.
Compare endergonic.
Origin of exergonic
1935-40; ex-3 + Greek érgon work + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for exergonic


(of a biochemical reaction) producing energy and therefore occurring spontaneously Compare endergonic
Word Origin
C20: from ex(o)- + Greek ergon work + -ic
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exergonic in Medicine

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 in Science
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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