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biochemistry

Definitions of biochemistry
  1. noun
    the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
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    types:
    enzymology
    the branch of biochemistry dealing with the chemical nature and biological activity of enzymes
    zymology, zymurgy
    the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling)
    type of:
    organic chemistry
    the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
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