biochemic

biochemistry

[bahy-oh-kem-uh-stree]
noun
1.
the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
2.
the chemistry of living matter.

Origin:
1880–85; bio- + chemistry

biochemical [bahy-oh-kem-i-kuhl] , adjective, noun
biochemic, adjective
biochemically, adverb
biochemist, noun
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biochemistry (ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
 
n
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
 
biochemical
 
adj
 
bio'chemically
 
adv
 
bio'chemist
 
n

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biochemistry
1881, from bio- + chemistry. Related: Biochemist (1897).
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biochemistry bi·o·chem·is·try (bī'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē)
n.

  1. The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms.

  2. The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance.


bi'o·chem'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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biochemistry   (bī'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the chemical composition of living matter and of the chemical processes that go on in living organisms.
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biochemistry definition


The study of the structure and interactions of the complex organic molecules found in living systems.

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