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[mass noun] The branch of chemistry concerned with the reactions and properties of substances in minute quantities, e.g. in living tissue.
- ‘As a microscopist and microchemist, I define classical microchemistry as the period from the first application of chemical tests conducted while actually viewing the results with a microscope, to the general introduction of non-microscopical instrumental analysis.’
- ‘Otolith microchemistry can provide details on the types of environments occupied during a fish's life and help to determine its life-history type.’
- ‘To hundreds of students and professions, too, this was their introduction to microchemistry and its chief exponent, Anton Alexander Benedetti-Pichler.’
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