bioelectrochemistry

noun

bio·​elec·​tro·​chem·​is·​try ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-i-ˌlek-trō-¦ke-mə-strē How to pronounce bioelectrochemistry (audio)
: the science of electrochemistry as it applies to living systems especially in terms of biochemical and physiological processes (such as electron transport) : electrochemistry as it relates to biological, biomedical, and biotechnological applications (such as biosensors or immunoassays)
The researchers hope the unique electronic properties of boranes will lead to monolayers with interesting applications, such as nanocomposites, robust size-selective cation sensors, or electron-transfer mediators for bioelectrochemistry.Chemical & Engineering News, 28 Sept. 1998
bioelectrochemical adjective
Bioelectrochemical and biological sulfide generation pathways were studied under different electrochemical conditions. Journal of Technology & Science, 21 June 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioelectrochemistry was in 1964

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“Bioelectrochemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioelectrochemistry. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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