Biochemistry



the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter.
the chemistry of living matter.
Contemporary Examples

The Week in Death: Alexander Shulgrin, Who Synthesized the Drug Ecstasy The Telegraph June 6, 2014

Historical Examples

Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology John T. Schlebecker
Contamination Crew Alan Edward Nourse
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
Makers of British Botany; a collection of biographies by living botanists Various
Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
The Five Arrows Allan Chase
Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
Revenge Arthur Porges

noun
the study of the chemical compounds, reactions, etc, occurring in living organisms
n.

bi’o·chem’i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
biochemistry
(bī’ō-kěm’ĭ-strē)
The scientific study of the chemical composition of living matter and of the chemical processes that go on in living organisms.

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