biochemistry

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noun bio·chem·is·try \ˌbī-ō-ˈke-mə-strē\

Definition of biochemistry

  1. 1 :  chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms

  2. 2 :  the chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living organism or biological substance

biochemist

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Examples of biochemistry in a Sentence

  1. advances in the field of biochemistry

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Origin and Etymology of biochemistry

International Scientific Vocabulary


BIOCHEMISTRY Defined for English Language Learners

biochemistry

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Definition of biochemistry for English Language Learners

  • : the chemistry of living things


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biochemistry

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noun bio·chem·is·try \-ˈkem-ə-strē\

Medical Definition of biochemistry

plural

biochemistries

  1. 1:  chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms

  2. 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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