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endergonic

 [en″der-gon´ik]
characterized or accompanied by the absorption of energy; requiring the input of free energy.

end·er·gon·ic

(en'dĕr-gon'ik),
Referring to a chemical reaction that takes place with absorption of energy from its surroundings (that is, a positive change in Gibbs free energy). Compare: exergonic.
[endo- + G. ergon, work]

endergonic

/end·er·gon·ic/ (end″er-gon´ik) characterized or accompanied by the absorption of energy; requiring the input of free energy.

endergonic

adjective Referring to a chemical reaction that requires significant external energy in order to proceed.

endergonic

adjective Denoting a chemical reaction that requires extended energy input in order to proceed.

end·er·gon·ic

(en'dĕr-gon'ik)
Referring to a chemical reaction that takes place with absorption of energy from its surroundings (i.e., a positive change in Gibbs free energy).
Compare: exergonic
[endo- + G. ergon, work]

endergonic

characterized or accompanied by the absorption of energy; requiring the input of free energy.
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An endergonic reaction is one in which energy must be added to the system for the reaction to occur.
This energy is used by the cell to carry out endergonic reactions.
These anoxic embryos appear to be exceptions to a central paradigm of cell biology; namely, that a constant and substantial flow of free energy is required to maintain cellular structure and function (including the requirement for macromolecular turnover); these major endergonic processes in cells are apparently not in evidence in long-term anoxic Artemia embryos.