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biochemistry

[bahy-oh-kem-uh-stree] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ə stri/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
2.
the chemistry of living matter.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bio- + chemistry
Related forms
biochemical
[bahy-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
biochemic, adjective
biochemically, adverb
biochemist, noun
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Examples for biochemistry
  • To begin with, the authors are successfully leveraging decades of bacterial genetics and basic biochemistry to do this work.
  • If disease strikes, treatment will be tailored to your unique genetic makeup and biochemistry.
  • Indigenous biochemistry may also have played a role.
  • The candidate must have a broad skill set that includes molecular biology, protein biochemistry, peptide chemistry and biophysics.
  • She aspires to be a veterinarian and has made good grades in her science-heavy coursework as a biochemistry major.
  • His path would be medical school, then a career in biochemistry.
  • It is more variable in seawater because of the complex carbonate chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Materials scientists study the biochemistry, chemistry and physics of metals, plastics and similar stuff.
  • The first containers of life, they suggest, were themselves neither products nor producers of biochemistry.
  • The findings may provide new insights into dinosaur evolution, physiology, and biochemistry.
British Dictionary definitions for biochemistry

biochemistry

/ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
Derived Forms
biochemical, adjective
biochemically, adverb
biochemist, noun
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Word Origin and History for biochemistry
n.

also bio-chemistry, 1857, from bio- + chemistry.

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biochemistry in Medicine

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 in Science
biochemistry
  (bī'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē)   
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 in Culture

biochemistry definition


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

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