physicochemical

adjective
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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Other Words from physicochemical

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

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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

adjective
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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