Definition of biochemistry
1 : chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms
2 : the chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living organism or biological substance
biochemistplay \-mist\ noun
Examples of biochemistry in a Sentence
advances in the field of biochemistry
Recent Examples of biochemistry from the Web
Its educational institutions also grant the most degrees in biochemistry, cognitive science and bioinformatics, the report stated.
Bonnin will study biochemistry at Furman University.
Depending on the time of year and the biochemistry, the saltern might be a swath of salmon-pink stripes.
At one point, Campbell, who’s best friends with Justin Theroux, was considering a career in biochemistry.
After attending a Quaker boarding school, Dr. Brodie graduated in 1956 from the University of Sheffield with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and received a doctorate in 1961 from the University of Manchester in chemical pathology.
Younger, who'll be going to Illinois Wesleyan University, in Bloomington, in the fall, will study biochemistry in hopes of becoming a dentist.
A recent Chicago Tribune article detailed how archivists going through his 110 boxes of papers found a man interested not just in studying lipid biochemistry in his lab, but engaged in everything from the national debt to wars to clean energy:
Nelson holds a 3.0 GPA in biochemistry at Samford and has been named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
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Origin and Etymology of biochemistry
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
BIOCHEMISTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biochemistry for English Language Learners
: the chemistry of living things
Medical Definition of biochemistry
1: chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms
2: the chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living organism or biological substance a change in the patient's biochemistry accompanied her psychological depression
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