chemurgy

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

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.

Origin of chemurgy

1
First recorded in 1930–35; chem- + -urgy

Other words from chemurgy

  • chem·ur·gic, chem·ur·gi·cal, adjective
  • chem·ur·gi·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby chemurgy

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British Dictionary definitions for chemurgy

chemurgy

/ (ˈkɛmɜːdʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the branch of chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic raw materials, esp materials of agricultural origin

Derived forms of chemurgy

  • chemurgic or chemurgical, adjective

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