chemurgy


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chem·ur·gy

 (kĕm′ər-jē, kĭ-mûr′-)
n.
The development of new industrial chemical products from organic raw materials, especially from those of agricultural origin.

che·mur′gic (kĭ-mûr′jĭk), che·mur′gi·cal adj.

chemurgy

(ˈkɛmɜːdʒɪ)
n
(Chemistry) the branch of chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic raw materials, esp materials of agricultural origin
chemˈurgic, chemˈurgical adj

chem•ur•gy

(ˈkɛm ɜr dʒi, kəˈmɜr-)

n.
a division of applied chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic substances.
[1930–35]
chem•ur′gic, chem•ur′gi•cal, adj.
chem•ur′gi•cal•ly, adv.

chemurgy

the branch of chemistry that deals with the industrial use and application of organic substances. — chemurgic, chemurgical, adj.
See also: Industry

chemurgy

The branch of chemistry that deals with the development of new chemical products from organic raw materials.
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George Washington Carver was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials.
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Carver blazed a trail for the development of products from plants, a field known as chemurgy.
In the 1920s and 1930s there was a significant drive to help American farmers by making industrial products from agricultural byproducts, known as the chemurgy movement.