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Biochemistry

Biˊo-chem′is-try

,
Noun.
[Gr.
βίοσ
life + E.
chemistry
.]
(Biol.)
The chemistry of living organisms; the chemistry of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.

Definition 2022


biochemistry

biochemistry

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Noun

biochemistry (countable and uncountable, plural biochemistries)

  1. (uncountable) The chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism
    I want to study biochemistry.
  2. (countable) The chemical characteristics of a particular living organism
    The biochemistries of fungal and bacterial cells are quite distinct.
  3. (countable) The biochemical activity associated with a particular chemical or condition
    Our study compared the biochemistries of epilepsy and Parkinson's.
    The biochemistry of NO differs from that of NO2.

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