[ en-der-gon-ik ]

  1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy.

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Origin of endergonic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for endergonic


/ (ˌɛndəˈɡɒnɪk) /

  1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceed: Compare exergonic

Origin of endergonic

C20: from end (o-) + Greek ergon work + -ic

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Scientific definitions for endergonic


[ ĕn′dər-gŏnĭk ]

  1. 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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