HyperDic: biochemistry

English > 1 sense of the word biochemistry:
NOUNcognitionbiochemistrythe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
biochemistry > pronunciation
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English > biochemistry: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry.
Category ofadenine, A(biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA
adenosine(biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids
agonist(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
antagonism(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action / action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
cutin(biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids
cytochrome(biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
endergonic(biochemistry) of a process accompanied by or requiring the absorption of energy
exergonic(biochemistry) of a process accompanied by the release of energy
lysis(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
nucleic acid(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells
oligonucleotide, oligo(biochemistry) a polynucleotide whose molecules contain relatively few nucleotides
polynucleotide(biochemistry) a linear polymer whose molecule is composed of many nucleotide units constituting a section of a nucleic acid molecule
precursorA substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
ribonucleic acid, RNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes
sequencer, sequenator(chemistry) an apparatus that can determine the sequence of monomers in a polymer
transcribeconvert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA
ubiquinone, coenzyme QAny of several quinones found in living cells and that function as coenzymes that transfer electrons from one molecule to another in cell respiration
NarrowerenzymologyThe branch of biochemistry dealing with the chemical nature and biological activity of enzymes
zymology, zymurgyThe branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling)
Broaderorganic chemistryThe chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally / originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
Adjectivesbiochemicalof or relating to biochemistry
Nounsbiochemistsomeone with special training in biochemistry

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