chemurgy

[kem-ur-jee, kuh-mur-]

noun

a division of applied chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic substances, especially substances obtained from farm produce, as soybeans or peanuts.

Nearby words

  1. chemotroph,
  2. chemotrophic,
  3. chemotropism,
  4. chempaduk,
  5. chemulpo,
  6. chen duxiu,
  7. chen-chiang,
  8. chenab,
  9. chenchiang,
  10. cheneau

Origin of chemurgy

First recorded in 1930–35; chem- + -urgy

Related formschem·ur·gic, chem·ur·gi·cal, adjectivechem·ur·gi·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for chemurgy

chemurgy

noun

the branch of chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic raw materials, esp materials of agricultural origin
Derived Formschemurgic or chemurgical, adjective

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