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geochemistry

[jee-oh-kem-uh-stree] /ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the chemical changes in and the composition of the earth's crust.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; geo- + chemistry
Related forms
geochemical
[jee-oh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
geochemically, adverb
geochemist, noun
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Examples for geochemistry
  • Book chapter on fundamentals of isotope geochemistry.
British Dictionary definitions for geochemistry

geochemistry

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ/
noun
1.
the geology and chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of, and chemical reactions taking place within, the earth's crust
Derived Forms
geochemical (ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪkəl) adjective
geochemist, noun
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geochemistry in Science
geochemistry
  (jē'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē)   
The scientific study of the chemical composition of the Earth or other celestial body and of the reactions that control the distribution of chemical elements in its minerals, rocks, soil, waters, and atmosphere.
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