Exergonic is defined as a biochemical reaction that releases energy.
An example of something exergonic is the process of respiration.
Of or having to do with a biochemical, energy-releasing reaction, such as respiration or catabolism.
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.
Origin of exergonic
- ex(o)– Greek ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots –ic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition