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

Nearby words

  1. geocarpy,
  2. geocentric,
  3. geocentric latitude,
  4. geocentric longitude,
  5. geocentric parallax,
  6. geochronology,
  7. geochronometry,
  8. geocline,
  9. geocode,
  10. geocorona

Origin of geochemistry

First recorded in 1900–05; geo- + chemistry

Related formsge·o·chem·i·cal [jee-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivege·o·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbge·o·chem·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for geochemistry



the geology and chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of, and chemical reactions taking place within, the earth's crust
Derived Formsgeochemical (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl), adjectivegeochemist, noun

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Science definitions for geochemistry



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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