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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The structures should be followed by biochemical and mutagenic experiments. Jaclyn Jeffrey-wilensky, STAT, "Researchers reveal the sharpest image to date of the Zika virus," 26 June 2018 The same biochemical change seemed to be happening in both groups of trees, and Rhoades’ conclusion, published in 1983, was that the untouched willows were getting a message from those under attack. Quanta Magazine, "The Secret Language of Plants," 16 Dec. 2013 This kicks off biochemical changes in the beans themselves, ultimately affecting taste. 13. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate," 20 Feb. 2019 Rohn unspools a suspenseful tale of biochemical mystery and of love longed for, discovered, compromised and maybe one day realized. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Mötley Crüe to Cinderella," 12 July 2019 That includes the biochemical regulatory networks found in every living cell, and also electronic circuits that have the right feedback architecture. Quanta Magazine, "Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas," 6 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of biochemical

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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