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(Biochemistry) (of a biochemical reaction) producing energy and therefore occurring spontaneously. Compare endergonic
[C20: from ex(o)- + Greek ergon work + -ic]
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ex•er•gon•ic(ˌɛk sərˈgɒn ɪk)
(of a biochemical reaction) liberating energy.
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|Adj.||1.||exergonic - (biochemistry) of a process accompanied by the release of energy; "diffusion is an exergonic process"|
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
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"
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