geochemistry


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ge·o·chem·is·try

 (jē′ō-kĕm′ĭ-strē)
n.
The chemistry of the composition and alterations of the solid matter of the earth or a celestial body.

ge′o·chem′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′o·chem′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′o·chem′ist n.

geochemistry

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
n
(Geological Science) the geology and chemistry concerned with the chemical composition of, and chemical reactions taking place within, the earth's crust
geochemical adj
geochemically adv
ˌgeoˈchemist n

ge•o•chem•is•try

(ˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri)

n.
1. the science dealing with the chemical changes in and the composition of the earth or other celestial bodies.
2. the geological and chemical characteristics or features of any area: the geochemistry of the lunar surface.
[1900–05]
ge`o•chem′i•cal (-ɪ kəl) adj.
ge`o•chem′i•cal•ly, adv.
ge`o•chem′ist, n.

ge·o·chem·is·try

(jē′ō-kĕm′ĭ-strē)
The study of the chemistry of the Earth, including its layers, waters, and atmosphere.

geochemistry

The study of substances in the Earth and their chemical changes.
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Noun1.geochemistry - the chemistry of the earth's crust
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
Translations
geokemia

geochemistry

[ˌdʒiːeʊˈkemɪstrɪ] Ngeoquímica f

geochemistry

nGeochemie f
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