endergonic


adjective Biochemistry.

  1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy.

adjective

  1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceedCompare exergonic

adj.

  1. Of or relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs energy and therefore cools its surroundings.

  1. Relating to a chemical reaction that requires the absorption of energy. The production of sugars by plants during photosynthesis is an endergonic reaction, where sunlight provides the necessary energy. Compare exergonic.

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