Definition of “biochemistry” - English Dictionary

“biochemistry” in British English

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biochemistrynoun

uk /ˌbaɪ.əʊˈkem.ɪ.stri/ us /ˌbaɪ.oʊˈkem.ɪ.stri/
biochemist
noun [ C ] uk /ˌbaɪ.əʊˈkem.ɪst/ us /ˌbaɪ.oʊˈkem.ɪst/

Examples from literature

  • At the university hospital nurses were required to take the same pre-med courses as the doctors—including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. 
  • Modern biochemistry will not listen to the old notion of a vital force—that is only a metaphysical will-o'-the-wisp that leaves us floundering in the quagmire. 
  • They actually did have a remarkable grasp of physiology and biochemistry, and constantly sought to learn more. 
  • Under normal conditions, a survey crew with specialists in physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, radiology, pharmacology and pathology might spend months or even years on a new planet gathering base-line information. 

(Definition of “biochemistry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“biochemistry” in American English

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biochemistrynoun [ U ]

us /ˌbɑɪ·oʊˈkem·ə·stri/

biology the scientific study of the chemistry of living things, such as animals, plants, and body organs

biochemical
adjective us /ˌbɑɪ·oʊˈkem·ɪ·kəl/

(Definition of “biochemistry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)