geochemistry

[ jee-oh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri /

noun

the science dealing with the chemical changes in and the composition of the earth's crust.

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Origin of geochemistry

First recorded in 1900–05; geo- + chemistry

OTHER WORDS FROM geochemistry

ge·o·chem·i·cal [jee-oh-kem-i-kuhl], /ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivege·o·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbge·o·chem·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geochemistry

geochemistry
/ (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /

noun

the geology and chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of, and chemical reactions taking place within, the earth's crust

Derived forms of geochemistry

geochemical (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl), adjectivegeochemist, noun
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Scientific definitions for geochemistry

geochemistry
[ jē′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

The scientific study of the chemical composition of the Earth or other celestial body and of the reactions that control the distribution of chemical elements in its minerals, rocks, soil, waters, and atmosphere.
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