[fiz-i-koh-kem-i-kuh l]

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
Related formsphys·i·co·chem·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for physicochemical

Historical Examples of physicochemical

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

British Dictionary definitions for physicochemical



of, concerned with, or relating to physical chemistry or both physics and chemistry
Derived Formsphysicochemically, adverb
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physicochemical in Medicine




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