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chemurgy

[kem-ur-jee, kuh-mur-]
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noun
  1. a division of applied chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic substances, especially substances obtained from farm produce, as soybeans or peanuts.
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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
  1. the branch of chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic raw materials, esp materials of agricultural origin
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Derived Formschemurgic or chemurgical, adjective
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