the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
Origin of biochemistry
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
First recorded in 1880–85; bio-
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Derived Formsbiochemical, adjectivebiochemically, adverbbiochemist, noun
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
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Related formsbi′o•chem′i•cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms.
The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance.
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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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