NounChemistry (countable and uncountable; plural chemistries)
- (uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
- (countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
- (informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
Adjectives for Chemistry
agricultural; pure; applied; industrial; theoretical.
alchemy, applied chemistry, astrochemistry, biochemistry, biogeochemistry, chemicobiology, chemicoengineering, chemurgy, colloid chemistry, crystallochemistry, cytochemistry, electrochemistry, engineering chemistry, geochemistry, geological chemistry, hydrochemistry, iatrochemistry, immunochemistry, inorganic chemistry, lithochemistry, macrochemistry, mineralogical chemistry, nuclear chemistry, pathochemistry, petrochemistry, pharmacochemistry, physical chemistry, physicochemistry, phytochemistry, psychobiochemistry, radiochemistry, soil chemistry, theoretical chemistry, thermochemistry, topochemistry, ultramicrochemistry, zoochemistry, zymochemistry, zymurgy
First coined 1605. From chemist, chymist, from Latin alchimista, from Arabic الكيمياء (al-kīmiya’), from article ال- (al-) + Ancient Greek χυμεία (khumeia, “art of alloying metals”), from χύμα (khuma, “fluid”), from χυμός (khumos, “juice”), from χέω (kheō, “I pour”).