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cosmochemistry

[koz-muh-kem-uh-stree] /ˌkɒz məˈkɛm ə stri/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the occurrence and distribution of chemical elements in the universe.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; cosmo- + chemistry
Related forms
cosmochemist, noun
cosmochemical
[koz-muh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒz məˈkɛm ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for cosmochemistry
  • Previous applications of stable xenon isotopic studies in the environment have focused on cosmochemistry and geochemistry.
  • Laboratory researchers use it for studies ranging from nuclear forensics to cosmochemistry.

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