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petrochemistry

[ pe-troh-kem-uh-stree ]
/ ˌpɛ troʊˈkɛm ə stri /
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noun
the branch of chemistry dealing with petroleum or its products.
the chemistry of rocks.
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Origin of petrochemistry

1935–40; petro-2 or petro-1 + chemistry
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British Dictionary definitions for petrochemistry

petrochemistry
/ (ˌpɛtrəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /

noun
the chemistry of petroleum and its derivatives
the branch of chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of rocks
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