Definition of geochemistry
1 : a science that deals with the chemical composition of and chemical changes in the solid matter of the earth or a celestial body (such as the moon)
2 : the related chemical and geological properties of a substance
geochemicalplay \ˌjē-ō-ˈke-mi-kəl\ adjective
geochemicallyplay \ˌjē-ō-ˈke-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
geochemistplay \ˌjē-ō-ˈke-mist\ noun
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Peterson and coauthors looked at the fossil assemblage from two angles – a geological technique called x-ray florescence to determine the geochemistry of the Cleveland-Lloyd rocks and a detailed analysis of bone fragments found within the quarry.
The most exciting progress these days is happening in the interstices between those antiquated domains, in astrobiology or neurogenetics or geochemistry, and that is where the smart research grants are going, but not the Nobels.
But Talepu’s complicated geochemistry stymied efforts to date the tools until Bo Li of the University of Wollongong employed a laborious, state-of-the-art dating method, called MET-pIRIR, on mineral grains found with the tools.
The 1669 eruption at Mount Etna: Chronology, petrology, and geochemistry, with inferences on the magma sources and ascent mechanisms.
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Definition of geochemistry for Students
: a science that deals with the chemical composition of and chemical changes in the earth's crust
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