[ bahy-oh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ə stri /
the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
, biochemical oxygen demand
, biochemical pathways
, biochemical profile
Origin of biochemistry
First recorded in 1880–85; bio-
Related formsbi·o·chem·i·cal [bahy-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjective, nounbi·o·chem·ic, adjectivebi·o·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbbi·o·chem·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for biochemistry
On leaving the Navy, Shulgin returned to Berkeley, where he earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry.
But, as I've said, with no false modesty, I'm no slouch in my field of biochemistry.
Manure spreaders and tree sprayers, reflective of advances in biochemistry, also survived.
Besides, the appended lab notes will easily convince a few key men in biochemistry; and they'll confirm me.
But about Bruckian anatomy, physiology or biochemistry, the little emissary would tell them nothing.
They actually did have a remarkable grasp of physiology and biochemistry, and constantly sought to learn more.
British Dictionary definitions for biochemistry
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
Derived Formsbiochemical, adjectivebiochemically, adverbbiochemist, noun
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Word Origin and History for biochemistry
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Medicine definitions for biochemistry
The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms.
The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance.
Related formsbi′o•chem′i•cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Science definitions for biochemistry
The scientific study of the chemical composition of living matter and of the chemical processes that go on in living organisms.
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Culture definitions for biochemistry
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