chemurgy (kĕm´ərjē), branch of applied chemistry concerned with preparing industrial products from agricultural raw materials. Among such products are plastics manufactured from casein and soybean; soaps derived from animal and vegetable fats; cellulose fiber products made from, for example, straws, stubble, cobs, and hulls; and starches derived from surplus grains. Chemurgy is a wide-ranging discipline involving chemistry, genetics, bacteriology, and physics.
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chem·ur·gy / ˈkemərjē/ • n. the chemical and industrial use of organic raw materials. DERIVATIVES: chem·ur·gic / kəˈmərjik; ke-/ adj.
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