Definition of biochemistry in English:

biochemistry

Line breaks: bio|chem¦is¦try
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈkɛmɪstri
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The branch of science concerned with the chemical and physico-chemical processes and substances which 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.
1.1The processes and substances with which the science of biochemistry is concerned: 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

biochemist

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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