Energy Flow and Enzymes
Roots of Common Terms in Energy Flow and Enzymes
(L = Latin, G = Greek, F = French)
ana = up (G), bole = to throw (G); "building up"
kata = down (G), bole = to throw (G); to thrown down, destroy
energia = activity, operation (G)
enthalpein = to warm in (G)
entropia = a turning toward [disorder] (G)
aequus = equal (L), libra = balance (L)
kinetos = moved; putting in motion (G)
photo = light (G), synthese = synthesis (G)
potential = that which is possible (L)
thermo = heat (G), dynamics = mechanical work (G)
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