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The chemistry of plants.

phy′to·chem′ist n.


(Chemistry) the branch of chemistry concerned with plants, their chemical composition and processes
ˌphytoˈchemist n


(ˌfaɪ təˈkɛm ə stri)

the branch of biochemistry dealing with plants and plant processes.
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Noun1.phytochemistry - the branch of organic chemistry dealing with the chemistry of plants
organic chemistry - the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
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On collection of plants, phytochemists (natural product chemists) prepare the extracts from the plant materials, which are subjected to biological screening using pharmacologically relevant assays, and then proceed to the isolation and characterization of the active compound(s) through bioassay-guided fractionation.
A spokesman of the ICCBS said here on Sunday that PSA was the most prestigious association of this region representing the phytochemists of Asia.
Ethnobotanists and phytochemists have identified at least 11 genera comprising over 75 species of plants and fungi containing DMT ( N,N and 5-MeO-DMT) (Ratsch, 2005).
These structurally complex compounds have brought great interests and challenges for phytochemists and pharmacologists.