paleobiochemistry

[ pey-lee-oh-bahy-oh-kem-uh-stree or, especially British, pal-ee-oh- ]

noun
  1. the study of biochemical processes that occurred in fossil life forms.

  2. the study of the evolution of biochemical processes.

Origin of paleobiochemistry

1
First recorded in 1950–55; paleo- + biochemistry

Other words from paleobiochemistry

  • pa·le·o·bi·o·chem·i·cal, adjective

Words Nearby paleobiochemistry

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