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biochemistry

noun bio·chem·is·try \ˌbī-ō-ˈke-mə-strē\

: the chemistry of living things

Full Definition of BIOCHEMISTRY

1
:  chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms
2
:  the chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living organism or biological substance
bio·chem·ist \-mist\ noun

Examples of BIOCHEMISTRY

  1. advances in the field of biochemistry

Origin of BIOCHEMISTRY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1848

biochemistry

noun bio·chem·is·try \-ˈkem-ə-strē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bio·chem·is·tries

Medical Definition of BIOCHEMISTRY

1
:  chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms
2
:  the chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living system or biological substance <a change in the patient's biochemistry accompanied her psychological depression>

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