Definition of biochemistry in English:

biochemistry

Syllabification: bi·o·chem·is·try
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈkeməstrē
 
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noun

1The branch of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms.
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  • Interdisciplinary sciences such as biochemistry and social psychology would also have to be included.
  • This does not mean, however, that chemistry, biochemistry or atomic physics are in some way giving us a false picture of reality.
  • To achieve this aim it draws on biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics and computer science.
1.1Biochemical processes: abnormal brain biochemistry
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  • The physiotypes are physiological life forms as delineated by comparative physiology, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology.
  • Such errors are not surprising, given the many differences that exist between species in terms of their anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and metabolism.
  • Despite the far-ranging scope of earlier work, aspects of germination and conversion physiology, and biochemistry in somatic embryos remain unexplored.

Derivatives

biochemical

Pronunciation: /-ˈkemikəl/
adjective
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  • Waste in landfills decays in physical, chemical, and biochemical processes that may eventually render it environmentally harmless.
  • All other biochemical parameters were processed within the hospital's laboratory routine service.
  • Together, these two processes constitute metabolism, the sum of the biochemical processes in an organism.

biochemically

adverb
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  • Scientists have known for some time that plants were able to respond biochemically to a wide range of environmental stimuli.
  • These endorphins are biochemically responsible for the pleasurable aspects of social interactions and social affect, and are related to attachment.
  • Patients with biochemically severe hypothyroidism may present with only mild clinical manifestations, whereas some patients with moderate changes in thyroid hormones may present with severe signs of tissue hypothyroidism.

biochemist

Pronunciation: /-ˈkemist/
noun
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  • At the same time, the biochemists leave unchanged a key characteristic of the virus called its protein structure that allows it to be fully recognised by its host - this induces a high level of immunity and ensures robustness of response.
  • His fellow biochemists pointed to dozens of articles suggesting possible pathways by which those systems might have evolved, articles that Behe either ignored entirely or dismissed out of hand.
  • The work of these biochemists hunting for an AIDS vaccine at Johns Hopkins Medical School is funded mainly by the National Institutes of Health - that is, by the American taxpayer.

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