biochemistry

noun
bio·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce biochemistry (audio) \

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

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Other Words from biochemistry

biochemist \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈke-​mist How to pronounce biochemistry (audio) \ noun

Examples of biochemistry in a Sentence

advances in the field of biochemistry
Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who has received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 has been touched by the biochemistry of Frank F. Davis of El Cerrito. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021 Then Saldaña, a chemist who holds his doctorate in the biochemistry of agave, ages his spirit for two years in bourbon barrels. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021 But new and sophisticated knowledge about biochemistry, nutrition, and artificial intelligence has given people more tools to figure out what to eat for good health, leading to a boom in the field of personalized nutrition. Debby Waldman, Wired, 26 Aug. 2021 Yet life’s foundational biochemistry can be full of surprises. Quanta Magazine, 12 July 2021 In a Universe with no dark matter, only that first generation of stars would exist, meaning there would be no rocky planets, no biochemistry, and no life. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Morton is also going to school for biochemistry, so the flexible hours are important to him. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 23 July 2021 For instance, where math papers might cite just a handful of sources, biochemistry papers commonly have citation lists with dozens or even hundreds of entries. Cathleen O’grady, Science | AAAS, 30 June 2021 Kim Lenart, a biochemistry major from Olmsted Falls, was named to the Coastal Carolina University’s President’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. cleveland, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of biochemistry

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of biochemistry was in 1848

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19 Sep 2021

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“Biochemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biochemistry. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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biochemistry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of biochemistry

: the chemistry of living things

biochemistry

noun
bio·​chem·​is·​try | \ -ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce biochemistry (audio) \
plural biochemistries

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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