biogeochemistry

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

noun

the science dealing with the relationship between the geochemistry of a given region and its flora and fauna, including the circulation of such elements as carbon and nitrogen between the environment and the cells of living organisms.

Nearby words

  1. biogenetics,
  2. biogenic,
  3. biogenic amine,
  4. biogeny,
  5. biogeochemical cycle,
  6. biogeography,
  7. biographee,
  8. biographer,
  9. biographical,
  10. biographize

Origin of biogeochemistry

First recorded in 1935–40; bio- + geochemistry

Related formsbi·o·ge·o·chem·i·cal [bahy-oh-jee-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjective

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Science definitions for biogeochemistry

biogeochemistry

[ bī′ō-jē′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

The scientific study of the relationship between the geochemistry of a region and the animal and plant life in that region.
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