(of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy.
Origin of endergonic
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Word Origin for endergonic
C20: from end (o-) + Greek ergon work + -ic
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Of or relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs energy and therefore cools its surroundings.
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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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