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
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.
Zachary Stanik will study computer science, Vishal Sundaram plans to pursue healthcare as a career and Kevin Tang will study biochemistry.
A biochemistry professor is determined to keep his cutting-edge research out of the hands of Big Pharma in a sci-fi drama set in Los Angeles.
UCI professor wins Alzheimer’s research grant A UC Irvine assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry has won a $150,000 grant to be awarded over three years.
Among them was Da'Kuawn Johnson, a 22-year-old who earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Asimov, who was born on January 2, 1920, was also a professor of biochemistry who wrote numerous popular books on science, math, religion and even Shakespeare.
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Origin and Etymology of biochemistry
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1848
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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