[ jee-oh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri /
the science dealing with the chemical changes in and the composition of the earth's crust.
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OTHER WORDS FROM geochemistryge·o·chem·i·cal [jee-oh-kem-i-kuhl], /ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/, adjectivege·o·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbge·o·chem·ist, noun
Words nearby geochemistry
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British Dictionary definitions for geochemistry
/ (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /
the geology and chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of, and chemical reactions taking place within, the earth's crust
Derived forms of geochemistrygeochemical (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl), adjectivegeochemist, noun
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Scientific definitions for geochemistry
[ jē′ō-kĕm′ĭ-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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