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biogeochemistry

[bahy-oh-jee-oh-kem-uh-stree] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the relationship between the geochemistry of a given region and its flora and fauna, including the circulation of such elements as carbon and nitrogen between the environment and the cells of living organisms.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; bio- + geochemistry
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biogeochemical
[bahy-oh-jee-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Once a biogeochemistry major, my roommate spent his final year studying economics in hopes of becoming an investment banker.
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biogeochemistry
  (bī'ō-jē'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē)   
The scientific study of the relationship between the geochemistry of a region and the animal and plant life in that region.
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