Endergonic meaning

ĕndər-gŏnĭk
Requiring energy.

An endergonic chemical reaction.

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Of or having to do with a biochemical reaction requiring the absorption of energy, as photosynthesis or anabolism.
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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.
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(chemistry) Describing a reaction that absorbs (heat) energy from its environment.
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Origin of endergonic

  • end(o)– Greek ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition