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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms; biological chemistry; physiological chemistry.
  • n. The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance: viral biochemistry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism
  • n. The chemical characteristics of a particular living organism
  • n. The biochemical activity associated with a particular chemical or condition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The chemistry of living organisms; the chemistry of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chemical study of living matter; also, physiological chemistry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

Etymologies

From bio- +‎ chemistry (Wiktionary)

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