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Requiring energy: an endergonic chemical reaction.

[end(o)- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + -ic.]


(Biochemistry) (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceed. Compare exergonic
[C20: from end(o-) + Greek ergon work + -ic]


(ˌɛn dərˈgɒn ɪk)

(of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy. Compare exergonic.
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Adj.1.endergonic - (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"
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
exergonic - (biochemistry) of a process accompanied by the release of energy; "diffusion is an exergonic process"
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The studies will provide proof-of-concept for the development of photocatalytic systems for the highly endergonic H2O oxidation reaction that will be explored using most stable MOFs.
Catabolism produces energy by oxidation of fuel molecules in exergonic reactions, whereas anabolism synthesizes body components in endergonic reactions by capturing the energy released from the exergonic reaction (Mayes, 2000).
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