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One entry found for chemistry.
Main Entry: chem·is·try
Pronunciation: primarystresskem-schwa-stremacron
Function: noun
Etymology: an altered form of obsolete chimistry, chymistry "alchemy," derived from Latin alchimista "alchemist," from alchymia "alchemy," from Arabic al-kimacrmiyamacr' (same meaning), from al "the" and kimacrmiyamacr' "alchemy," from Greek chemacronmeia "alchemy" --related to ALCHEMY, CHEMO-
1 : a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the changes that they go through
2 : chemical composition, properties, or processes <the chemistry of gasoline> <the chemistry of iron> <the chemistry of blood>
- chem·ist /-schwast/ noun

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