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astrochemistry

[as-troh-kem-uh-stree]
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noun
  1. a branch of astronomy and chemistry dealing with the chemical composition and evolution of the universe and its parts.

Origin of astrochemistry

First recorded in 1970–75; astro- + chemistry
Related formsas·tro·chem·i·cal [as-troh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌæs troʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectiveas·tro·chem·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for astrochemistry

astrochemistry

noun
  1. the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy
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