Definition of biochemistry in English:



mass noun
  • 1The branch of science concerned with the chemical and physico-chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms.

    • ‘From supplement biochemistry and exercise science, to pure bodybuilding knowledge, Sean talks the talk and walks the walk.’
    • ‘The field of environmental chemistry calls on organic chemistry, biochemistry and a heck of a lot of biology.’
    • ‘Interdisciplinary sciences such as biochemistry and social psychology would also have to be included.’
    • ‘Understanding the thermodynamic and structural basis of protein folding is one of the key issues in current research in biochemistry.’
    • ‘The most modern chemical industries are those concerned with biochemistry, microbiology, and particularly pharmaceutical research.’
    • ‘His main research interest is the molecular biology and biochemistry of the organism that causes African sleeping sickness.’
    • ‘The science of biochemistry, nowadays regarded as one of the fundamental pillars upon which the study of medicine rests, is something of a newcomer.’
    • ‘On the contrary, at the very beginning of what was to become the science of biochemistry, Shelley foresaw how potent a tool it would be in the hands of scientists.’
    • ‘NMR has become one of the most prized tools in organic chemistry and biochemistry.’
    • ‘Compared with traditional high school chemistry courses, ChemCom students learn more organic and biochemistry.’
    • ‘To achieve this aim it draws on biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics and computer science.’
    • ‘Those fields were molecular biology and glycoprotein chemistry and biochemistry.’
    • ‘It is therefore timely for a volume on Plant hormone biochemistry and molecular biology to be published.’
    • ‘Doctors have to know loads about biochemistry and the chemical reactions going on in your body.’
    • ‘In the fall, Juliet plans to study biochemistry, molecular biology, and environmental science.’
    • ‘Of these, at least 130 programs offer degree options such as biochemistry or chemical education.’
    • ‘But it's a big long step from organic chemistry to biochemistry.’
    • ‘This does not mean, however, that chemistry, biochemistry or atomic physics are in some way giving us a false picture of reality.’
    • ‘Specifically, I'm a biologist with a strong background in biochemistry, materials science and bioinformatics.’
    • ‘The key thing to remember is that biochemistry is the chemistry of the living world.’
    1. 1.1 The processes and substances with which the science of biochemistry is concerned.
      ‘abnormal brain biochemistry’
      • ‘Now, the nuts-and-bolts biochemistry of the brain is overwhelmingly complex.’
      • ‘Few data are currently available as to the yield of investigating mildly abnormal liver biochemistry in such a group.’
      • ‘The link in both cases was a reaction to prescription drugs and the point is the delicacy of our brain biochemistry.’
      • ‘The different origins, biochemistry and likely tertiary structure of the truncated plant haemoglobins suggest that these proteins may have separate cellular roles.’
      • ‘Although mice are much smaller than humans, they were chosen for the study because their physiology and biochemistry are similar to that of humans.’
      • ‘The physiotypes are physiological life forms as delineated by comparative physiology, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology.’
      • ‘This paper deals with the morphology, anatomy, histochemistry and biochemistry of the glandular hairs of S. jorullensis.’
      • ‘The surfactant group exhibited less lung injury on histology and biochemistry.’
      • ‘Special techniques and optics have been developed to reveal the structures and biochemistry of living cells.’
      • ‘Knapp has also investigated the evolutionary origins of fruit size, colour and biochemistry in the genus Solanum using a phylogenetic approach.’
      • ‘Despite the far-ranging scope of earlier work, aspects of germination and conversion physiology, and biochemistry in somatic embryos remain unexplored.’
      • ‘The biochemistry of the heme group is the key issue in the understanding of these phenomena.’
      • ‘The relationship between hydrogen peroxide-treated melanin and its biochemistry and photochemistry is important.’
      • ‘However, despite the care and detail of the authors' analysis of periderm cell wall biochemistry, we are no nearer to preventing abrasion damage of the potato.’
      • ‘How much control can one exert on biochemistry and physiology without using various substances?’
      • ‘How the cellular biochemistry is coordinated to define a process operation remains a large problem.’
      • ‘New research found that foods high in fat and sugar can cause significant changes in brain biochemistry similar to drugs such as heroin and cocaine.’
      • ‘This genetic difference is too gaping for one type of membrane biochemistry to have evolved from the other, Koga argues.’
      • ‘Such errors are not surprising, given the many differences that exist between species in terms of their anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and metabolism.’
      • ‘In fact, one of the critical roles of enzymes in biochemistry is to lower the temperature requirements for chemical reactions.’