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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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A spokesman of the ICCBS said here on Sunday that PSA was the most prestigious association of this region representing the phytochemists of Asia.
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Unfortunately, the goal of many phytochemists has been simply to isolate, characterize and publish botanically derived chemical substances without regard to bioactivities.