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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for geochemistry


  1. 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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geochemistry in Science


  1. 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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