endoergic

[en-doh-ur-jik]

adjective Chemistry.

endothermic (opposed to exoergic).

Nearby words

  1. endodontics,
  2. endodontist,
  3. endodontium,
  4. endoenteritis,
  5. endoenzyme,
  6. endogamy,
  7. endogen,
  8. endogenesis,
  9. endogenetic,
  10. endogenic toxicosis

Origin of endoergic

First recorded in 1935–40; endo- + -erg + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for endoergic

endoergic

adjective

(of a nuclear reaction) occurring with absorption of energy, as opposed to exoergicCompare endothermic

Word Origin for endoergic

from endo- + -ergic from Greek ergon work

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Science definitions for endoergic

endoergic

[ĕn′dō-ûrjĭk]

Relating to a process, such as a chemical or nuclear reaction, that absorbs energy. Endothermic reactions are endoergic. Compare exoergic.
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