Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a metabolic or chemical process) accompanied by the release of energy.The opposite of endergonic
- ‘Even if a reaction is exergonic (energy-releasing), it may not proceed if its activation energy is too high.’
- ‘In this way, the energy released by the exergonic reaction can be partially harnessed to drive the endergonic one.’
- ‘In this strongly exergonic reaction, the high-energy phosphate of PEP is conserved as ATP.’
- ‘The changes of mechanical power are supported by a sequence of exergonic processes that over the last decades have been the subject of extensive research in biochemistry and biophysics.’
- ‘With its highly exergonic free energy change, the flow of electrons through Complex I is more than adequate to drive ATP synthesis.’
Mid 20th century: from ex- out of + Greek ergon work + -ic.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.