[ fiz-i-koh-kem-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌfɪz ɪ koʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl /

adjective Chemistry.

physical and chemical: the physicochemical properties of an isomer.
pertaining to physical chemistry.

Origin of physicochemical

First recorded in 1655–65; physic(al) + -o- + chemical

OTHER WORDS FROM physicochemical

phys·i·co·chem·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for physicochemical

  • The question remains: What could be the physicochemical nature of this cytolysis?

British Dictionary definitions for physicochemical

/ (ˌfɪzɪkəʊˈkɛmɪkəl) /


of, concerned with, or relating to physical chemistry or both physics and chemistry

Derived forms of physicochemical

physicochemically, adverb
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Medical definitions for physicochemical

[ fĭz′ĭ-kō-kĕmĭ-kəl ]


Relating to both physical and chemical properties.
Relating to physical chemistry.
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