chemism

noun
chem·​ism | \ ˈkeˌmizəm \
plural -s

Definition of chemism

1 : chemical activity or affinity
2 : chemical property or relationship

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History and Etymology for chemism

modification (influenced by English chemistry) of French chimisme, from chimie chemistry (from Medieval Latin chimia, from alchimia alchemy) + -isme -ism

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“Chemism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemism. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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