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biogeochemistry

[bahy-oh-jee-oh-kem-uh-stree]
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noun
  1. 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.
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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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biogeochemistry

[bī′ō-jē′ō-kĕmĭ-strē]
  1. 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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