endergonic
adjective Etymology: end- + Greek ergon work — more at work Date: 1940 endothermic 1 <
an endergonic biochemical reaction
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  • Endergonic — means absorbing energy in the form of work. Its etymology stems from the suffix ergonic as derived from the Greek root ergon meaning work, combined with the prefix end as derived from the Greek root en meaning put into . By thermodynamic… …   Wikipedia

  • endergonic — [en΄dər gän′ik] adj. of or having to do with a biochemical reaction requiring the absorption of energy, as photosynthesis or anabolism: opposed to EXERGONIC …   English World dictionary

  • endergonic — An endergonic reaction requires the input of energy …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • endergonic — Referring to a chemical reaction that takes place with absorption of energy from its surroundings ( i.e., a positive change in Gibbs free energy). Cf.:exergonic. [endo + G. ergon, work] * * * end·er·gon·ic .en .dər gän ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • endergonic — adjective (biochemistry) of a process accompanied by or requiring the absorption of energy; the products of the process are of greater free energy than the reactants photosynthesis is an endergonic process • Ant: ↑exergonic • Topics:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • endergonic — /en deuhr gon ik/, adj. Biochem. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy. Cf. exergonic. [1935 40; END + Gk érgon work + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • endergonic — adjective Describing a reaction that absorbs (heat) energy from its environment …   Wiktionary

  • endergonic — end·er·gon·ic …   English syllables

  • endergonic — end•er•gon•ic [[t]ˌɛn dərˈgɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. biochem. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy Compare exergonic • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • endergonic — /ɛndəˈgɒnɪk/ (say enduh gonik) adjective (of a chemical reaction) consuming energy or requiring energy to occur, as when the temperature of water being mixed with ammonium chloride drops. Compare exergonic. {end + Greek ergon work + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

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