chemism

noun

chem·​ism
ˈkeˌmizəm
plural -s
1
: chemical activity or affinity
2
: chemical property or relationship

Word History

Etymology

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 22 May. 2024.

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