chemurgy definition by Webster's New World
the branch of chemistry dealing with the utilization of organic products, esp. from farms, in the manufacture of new products not classed as food or clothing (e.g., soybeans as a base for plastics or the production of methane from animal waste or garbage)
Origin: chem(o)- plush -urgy
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- chemurgic adjective
chemurgy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The development of new industrial chemical products from organic raw materials, especially from those of agricultural origin.
- che·murˈgic , che·murˈgi·cal adjective