biochemical

adjective
bio·​chem·​i·​cal | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce biochemical (audio) \

Definition of biochemical

1 : of or relating to biochemistry
2 : characterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in living organisms a biochemical defect in the brain

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Other Words from biochemical

biochemical noun
biochemically \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈke-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biochemically (audio) \ adverb

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So while some of these supplements attempt to do the same (Ketoburn provides beta carotene), consuming supplemental forms of antioxidants simply does not have the same biochemical effect as drinking them in their most natural form. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Keto Diet Pills and Supplements May Hurt Your Health and Waste Your Money," 16 Jan. 2019 The metabolic breakdown of protein, fat, and fiber is a slower, more intricate process that both provides you with fuel from a biochemical POV, and the sensory experience of eating. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Celery Juice "Benefits" Are Total B.S., According to Nutrition Science," 16 Jan. 2019 The same [conflicts] are present in biochemical knowledge. Casey Ross, STAT, "More patients are taking home recordings of their doctor visits. But who else could listen?," 18 May 2018 Nielsen and a growing number of researchers want to hijack the biochemical processes of living cells to turn them into microscopic cyborgs — part living things, part programmable machines. Eric Smalley, Discover Magazine, "Cellular Cyborgs: How Programmable DNA Strands Might Control Healing," 25 Sep. 2018 These were the first senolytics Kirkland and his team identified, based on their ability to disable the half-dozen or so biochemical pathways by which senescent cells cleverly postpone their own death. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Hope for creaky old humans: removing aged cells from mice can restore their youth, study finds," 9 July 2018 One of the malicious Word documents referred to Spiez Convergence, a biochemical threat conference that’s organized by the Spiez Laboratory, which played a key role in the investigation of the poisoning in March of a former Russian spy in the UK. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief," 19 June 2018 Take a scientific look at the effects of marijuana Advertisement Learn about the brain reward system and the biochemical processes that occur during marijuana use. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Mom gave boy weed if he was good and took it away when he was bad, Indiana cops say," 9 July 2018 The reward circuit: How the brain responds to methamphetamine Advertisement Learn about the brain reward system and the biochemical processes that occur during methamphetamine use. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Meth lab found in Bates County garage, sheriff’s office says. Four arrested," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of biochemical

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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biochemical

adjective
bio·​chem·​i·​cal | \ -ˈkem-i-kəl How to pronounce biochemical (audio) \

Medical Definition of biochemical

1 : of or relating to biochemistry
2 : characterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in living organisms biochemical abnormalities biochemical processes

Other Words from biochemical

biochemical noun
biochemically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biochemically (audio) \ adverb

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