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Pronunciation: kem′is-trē


  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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