biochemistry

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Etymology[edit]

From bio- +‎ chemistry

Noun[edit]

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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