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

Other Words from biochemical

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

Examples of biochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biochemical mechanisms underlying long Covid are still uncertain, and there are likely several different conditions currently being lumped together as one. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 26 July 2022 The junior also has a 3.55 grade point average in biochemical engineering with a minor in business management. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 25 June 2022 Yong explains how these senses work — sometimes down to the biochemical level — and takes us on field trips to meet the scientists behind the findings, all while masterfully weaving these disparate threads into a single narrative rope. Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 In the study by Jochmans and collaborators, E166A and L167F individually provided low-level resistance (10- and 4-fold) in a biochemical assay, while the triple mutant L50F+E166A+L167F resulted in the highest levels of resistance (72-fold). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 9 June 2022 So far, Langwallner and co-founder Peter Cheetham, a biochemical engineer, have put in their own money to run the company, as well as raising funds from friends and private investors. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 8 May 2022 The idea consisted of a cabinet providing physical and biochemical support for an animal’s head severed from its body. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 The study is the first to identify a biochemical marker from infants who would later die of SIDS in blood samples obtained before death, the authors state. Erin Prater, Fortune, 15 May 2022 See More

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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 biochemical (audio) \ adverb

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