chemurgy

chemurgy
chemurgic, chemurgical, adj.chemurgically, adv.
/kem"err jee, keuh merr"-/, n.
a division of applied chemistry concerned with the industrial use of organic substances, esp. substances obtained from farm produce, as soybeans or peanuts.
[1930-35; CHEM- + -URGY]

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