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biochemical

Line breaks: bio|chem¦ical
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪəʊˈkɛmɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of biochemical in English:

adjective

Relating to the chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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A biochemical substance.
Example sentences
  • Sulfur is an important nutrient for organisms, as it is a key constituent of certain amino acids, proteins, and other biochemicals.
  • True essential oils, on the other hand, are a complex mix of the plant's hormones, nutrients and biochemicals.
  • Pert states that peptides and other informational substances are the biochemicals of emotion.

Derivatives

biochemically

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adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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