Definition of biochemist in US English:



  • An expert in or student of the branch of science concerning the chemical processes occurring within living organisms.

    ‘a new study by biochemists at Iowa State University’
    • ‘My dad had just come from a key meeting with a prominent biochemist at Cal Tech.’
    • ‘Engineers can suggest to biochemists how to manipulate DNA to construct original genetic networks to do specific tasks.’
    • ‘He's a protein biochemist, creating substances that may bind to a protein and stop cancers from growing.’
    • ‘He is a respected biochemist recognized for his work in molecular biology.’
    • ‘He plays an alleged biochemist who comes up with a miracle drug, more or less by finding it under a leaf.’