bio·​geo·​chem·​i·​cal ˌbī-ō-ˌjē-ə-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce biogeochemical (audio)
: of or relating to the partitioning and cycling of chemical elements and compounds between the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem
biogeochemistry noun

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biogeochemical was in 1929

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“Biogeochemical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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