From New Latin anergia, from Greek an- ("not"; "without") + ergon ("work").
anergy (countable and uncountable, plural anergies)
- (physics) Dilute or disorganized energy, which cannot be transformed into work.
- The maximum fraction of an energy form which (in a reversible process) can be transformed into work is called exergy. The remaining part is called anergy, and this corresponds to the waste heat.
- To be useful, internal energy has to be concentrated. The more dilute or disorganized the internal energy, the less useful it is ...
- (pathology) Deficiency of energy.
- (immunology) Lack of immunity to an antigen.
energy which cannot be transformed into work
lack of immunity to an antigen
- ^ Honerkamp, J. ♦ Statistical Physics ♦ Springer, 2002, p. 298
- ^ Newman, Jay ♦ Physics of the Life Sciences ♦ Springer, 2008, p. 336