(of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy.
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British Dictionary definitions for exergonic
(of a biochemical reaction) producing energy and therefore occurring spontaneously: Compare endergonic
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Scientific definitions for exergonic
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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