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Requiring energy: an endergonic chemical reaction.
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(Biochemistry) (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceed. Compare exergonic
[C20: from end(o-) + Greek ergon work + -ic]
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end•er•gon•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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