biochemical

adjective

bio·​chem·​i·​cal ˌbī-ō-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce biochemical (audio)
1
: of or relating to biochemistry
2
: characterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in living organisms
a biochemical defect in the brain
biochemical noun
biochemically adverb

Examples of biochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many genetic test types, including single gene testing, panel tests, whole exome/genome sequencing, chromosomal tests, gene expression, and biochemical tests. Rajeev Ronanki, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The biochemical shock made my emotional upset much, much worse. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 The apparatus is used by air crews to protect against biochemical attacks. David Frese, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 These communities can perform biochemical functions that no single species can do on its own. Dan Samorodnitsky, Quanta Magazine, 17 Jan. 2024 Recently, a set of papers documented a new biochemical pathway that regulates aging, one based on signals passed between mitochondria, the organelles best known as the powerhouse of the cell. Quanta Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 That gap could be neatly explained if the earlier eukaryotes were using Bloch's biochemical intermediates. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 9 June 2023 The researchers took a multi-pronged approach, using structure, genetic, and biochemical approaches to create a complete picture. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2024 Frogs and alligators are also considered white meat because their muscles have biochemical compositions similar to chickens. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

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International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of biochemical was in 1836

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“Biochemical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biochemical. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

biochemical

adjective
bio·​chem·​i·​cal -ˈkem-i-kəl How to pronounce biochemical (audio)
1
: of or relating to biochemistry
2
: characterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in living organisms
biochemical abnormalities
biochemical processes
biochemical noun
biochemically adverb

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