Definition of phytochemistry in English:

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phytochemistry

Pronunciation: /ˌfīdōˈkeməstrē/

noun

The branch of chemistry concerned with plants and plant products.
Example sentences
  • Phytochemistry, or the chemistry of plants, one of the early subdivisions of organic chemistry, has been of great importance in the identification of plant substances of medicinal importance.
  • In the laboratory of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, we are studying natural products chemistry.

Derivatives

phytochemist

Pronunciation: /-ˈkemist/
noun
Example sentences
  • MNL scientists included phytochemists Neil Robinson, Felicity Currie, Zahid Latif, and the late Maria In's Chicarelli-Robinson, natural products chemist and managing director at MNL.
  • A multidisciplinary team of pharmacognosists, phytochemists and pharmacologists was involved in preparing this monograph.

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Syllabification: phy·to·chem·is·try

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