phys·​i·​co·​chem·​i·​cal | \ ˌfi-zi-kō-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce physicochemical (audio) \

Definition of physicochemical

1 : being physical and chemical
2 : of or relating to chemistry that deals with the physicochemical properties of substances

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physicochemically \ ˌfi-​zi-​kō-​ˈke-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce physicochemically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of physicochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To tackle this problem, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research identified a gel that closely mimics the physicochemical properties of organs that have undergone the tissue clearing process. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Mouse brains seen in unprecedented 3D detail, thanks to new staining technique," 1 May 2020 Researchers next did tests for active infections and past exposures, probed the genetics of vaginal microbes, and looked at the physicochemical properties of vaginal fluids. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Transplanting poop can be beneficial—swapping vaginal fluids may be even better," 27 Sep. 2019 All the genes together form the master DNA program, which is copied and run simultaneously in trillions of cells to achieve this miracle of physicochemical engineering. Quanta Magazine, "How the DNA Computer Program Makes You and Me," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of physicochemical

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Physicochemical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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phys·​i·​co·​chem·​i·​cal | \ ˌfiz-i-kō-ˈkem-i-kəl How to pronounce physicochemical (audio) \

Medical Definition of physicochemical

1 : being physical and chemical
2 : of or relating to physical chemistry

Other Words from physicochemical

physicochemically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce physicochemically (audio) \ adverb

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