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Biochemistry

The scientific study of the chemistry of living matter.

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Biochemistry

nutrient

Biology; Biochemistry

A substance, such as protein or a mineral, that living things need for proper growth and good health.

rot

Biology; Biochemistry

To decay by being broken down into simple chemical compounds, especially by bacteria or fungi.

saliva

Biology; Biochemistry

The watery fluid in the mouth that is produced by glands under the tongue and in the jaw.

hydrophobic

Biology; Biochemistry

"Water fearing". Hydrophobic compounds do not dissolve easily in water, and are usually non-polar. Oils and other long hydrocarbons are hydrophobic.

integrin

Biology; Biochemistry

Adhesive protein of the extracellular matrix in animals.

ion

Biology; Biochemistry

An atom or small molecule which carries a positive or negative charge.

isotopic analysis

Biology; Biochemistry

The study of the geochemistry of stable isotopes in naturally occurring sediments and biological structures. Stable isotopes are atomic variations of elements that are stable over long periods of ...

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