the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
the chemistry of living matter.

1880–85; bio- + chemistry

biochemical [bahy-oh-kem-i-kuhl] , adjective, noun
biochemic, adjective
biochemically, adverb
biochemist, noun Unabridged
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biochemistry (ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms

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Word Origin & History

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

  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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Example sentences
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.
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