biochemistry etymology

English word biochemistry comes from English chemistry, English bio- (Life. Organic life.)

Detailed word origin of biochemistry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chemistry English (eng) (countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.. (informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.. (uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
biochemistry English (eng) (countable) The biochemical activity associated with a particular chemical or condition. (countable) The chemical characteristics of a particular living organism. (uncountable) The chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism.

Words with the same origin as biochemistry

Descendants of chemistry
Descendants of bio-
biochemical biodegradable biodestructible biodiesel biodilution biodiversity bioelectric biofeedback biofriendly biofuel biogenic biogeophysical biohazard bioluminescent biomechanics biomedical bionics bionucleonic bioscan bioscope biosphere biosynthesis biotech bioweapon