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

Examples of biochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The results suggest that one very fundamental job of sleep — perhaps underlying a network of other effects — is to regulate the ancient biochemical process of oxidation. Quanta Magazine, "Why Sleep Deprivation Kills," 4 June 2020 And serotonin is likely just one of a numerous biochemical messengers dictating our mood and behavior that the microbiota impacts. Justin Sonnenburg, Scientific American, "Gut Feelings–the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt]," 1 May 2015 Ms Reyes, who has degrees in biochemical engineering and cultural management, accuses Mr Borja of irresponsibly sending mummies for exhibitions in other cities. The Economist, "Death and taxes Mexico’s missing mummy mystery," 28 May 2020 Research has shown that naming your fear helps to decrease biochemical markers of fear in the brain. Anchorage Daily News, "Rhythm, routine, and rituals: How to protect your mental health while self-isolating," 19 May 2020 The 10 warm-water strains showed about a 66 percent increase in cell count during the higher-temperature period, with steady numbers for biochemical metrics. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Could lab-evolved algae help save some corals from bleaching?," 14 May 2020 If upheld, Bailleul and her colleagues’ findings would indicate that biochemical traces of organisms can persist for tens of millions of years longer than previously thought. Riley Black, Scientific American, "Possible Dinosaur DNA Has Been Found," 17 Apr. 2020 But when the time came to look into higher education, Rose decided to major in biochemical engineering with a joint scholarship to Spelman and Georgia Tech. Mya Abraham, Teen Vogue, "Everyone Is Talking About Baby Rose," 27 Mar. 2020 The virus was obviously a new biochemical weapon, the guard reasoned. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "An American in a Locked Down Chinese Town: ‘Everyone Here Is So Bored’," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of biochemical

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Biochemical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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