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

  • adj. Of or having to do with inorganic compounds and their role in biochemical processes.

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  • adj. Describing the influence of inorganic compounds (especially metals) on biological processes, or the metabolism and biosynthesis of inorganic materials (such as silica)


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  • Pedersen, in these few minutes I have tried to explain your fundamental work in the field of molecular recognition and the great importance and consequences your results have in many branches of chemistry, such as analytical chemistry, organic synthesis, coordination chemistry and bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry.

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