chemurgy

[ kem-ur-jee, kuh-mur- ]
/ ˈkɛm ɜr dʒi, kəˈmɜr- /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM chemurgy

chem·ur·gic, chem·ur·gi·cal, adjectivechem·ur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chemurgy

chemurgy
/ (ˈkɛmɜːdʒɪ) /

noun

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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