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biochemistry

[ bahy-oh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ə stri /
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noun

the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
the chemistry of living matter.

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Origin of biochemistry

First recorded in 1880–85; bio- + chemistry

OTHER WORDS FROM biochemistry

bi·o·chem·i·cal [bahy-oh-kem-i-kuhl], /ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjective, nounbi·o·chem·ic, adjectivebi·o·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbbi·o·chem·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for biochemistry

biochemistry
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /

noun

the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms

Derived forms of biochemistry

biochemical, adjectivebiochemically, adverbbiochemist, noun
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Medical definitions for biochemistry

biochemistry
[ bī′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

n.

The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms.
The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance.

Other words from biochemistry

bi′o•chemi•cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for biochemistry

biochemistry
[ bī′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

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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Cultural definitions for biochemistry

biochemistry

The study of the structure and interactions of the complex organic molecules (see also organic molecule) found in living systems.

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