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 biochemist (audio) \ noun

Examples of biochemistry in a Sentence

advances in the field of biochemistry

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Wearable biosensors are also being tested in navigation systems, biochemistry fields, and in the development of advanced textiles that can communicate, transform, conduct energy, and even grow. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Battery Fashion: Scientists Weave Rechargeable Electronics Into Clothes," 9 Nov. 2018 Dykes would graduate college, get a Ph.D. in biochemistry, make a career in computer programming, and start a family. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Secrets of ‘UltraGeezer,’ Earth’s Fastest 70-Year-Old Distance Runner," 20 Dec. 2018 Williams began stopping by the office of Carleitta Paige-Anderson, an associate professor of biochemistry. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "From West Baltimore to MIT: 'I think I am just transitioning out of survival mode'," 5 June 2018 Paul Murphy, Alzheimer’s researcher in the department of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the University of Kentucky Neurodegenerative diseases take decades to develop, and widespread use of electronic devices like smartphones, etc. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Is our constant use of digital technologies affecting our brain health? We asked 11 experts.," 29 Nov. 2018 Williams began stopping by the office of Carleitta Paige-Anderson, an associate professor of biochemistry. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "From West Baltimore to MIT: 'I think I am just transitioning out of survival mode'," 5 June 2018 Williams began stopping by the office of Carleitta Paige-Anderson, an associate professor of biochemistry. Washington Post, "Baltimore to MIT: Grad ‘transitions out of survival mode’," 8 June 2018 Harris will attend Rice University and major in biochemistry and neuroscience (Pre-Med). Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Top Katy seniors graduate over weekend," 29 May 2018 Little is known about the biochemistry of how smoke contaminates wine. Doug Main, Scientific American, "Smoke Taint: Wildfires Pose a Growing Threat to Winegrowers," 1 Dec. 2017

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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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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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