phytochemistry

[ fahy-tuh-kem-uh-stree ]

noun
  1. the branch of biochemistry dealing with plants and plant processes.

Origin of phytochemistry

1
First recorded in 1830–40; phyto- + chemistry

Other words from phytochemistry

  • phy·to·chem·ist, noun

Words Nearby phytochemistry

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British Dictionary definitions for phytochemistry

phytochemistry

/ (ˌfaɪtəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ) /


noun
  1. the branch of chemistry concerned with plants, their chemical composition and processes

Derived forms of phytochemistry

  • phytochemist, noun

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