topochemical

adjective

topo·​chemical
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1
: of, relating to, or constituting a locally confined chemical reaction
2
: of, relating to, or constituting a combined tactile and chemical sense (as that of the antennae of insects) that is fundamentally equivalent to olfaction

Word History

Etymology

top- + chemical

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“Topochemical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topochemical. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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