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chemistry

Pronunciation: kem′is-trē

Definition:

  1. The science concerned with the atomic composition of substances, the elements, and their interreactions, as well as the formation, decomposition, and properties of molecules.
  2. The chemical properties of a substance.
  3. Chemical processes.

[G. chēmeia, alchemy]

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