exergonic

adjective

ex·​er·​gon·​ic ˌek-(ˌ)sər-ˈgä-nik How to pronounce exergonic (audio)
: exothermic
an exergonic biochemical reaction

Word History

Etymology

exo- + Greek ergon work — more at work

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exergonic was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Exergonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exergonic. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

exergonic

adjective
ex·​er·​gon·​ic ˌek-(ˌ)sər-ˈgän-ik How to pronounce exergonic (audio)
: exothermic
an exergonic biochemical reaction
compare endergonic
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