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chemistry the science that studies the structures, functions, transformations, and interactions of basic elements, as, for example, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and sodium, as well as complex substances that combine basic elements. [4 definitions]
chemistry lab in a school, a place where students studying chemistry can observe chemical reactions and carry out small experiments.
chemo- chemical.
chemoreception the response of a sense organ or nerve ending to a chemical stimulus.
chemoreceptor a nerve ending or sensory organ, as of taste or smell, that responds to chemical stimulation.
chemosurgery the selective removal or destruction of tissue by chemical rather than surgical means.
chemosynthesis the synthesis of organic substances by an organism using energy provided by a chemical reaction.
chemotherapeutic of, pertaining to, or used in chemotherapy.
chemotherapy the science or practice of destroying disease-causing microorganisms or malignant tissue by use of chemicals, esp. toxic ones.
chemurgy the industrial development of new chemical products from organic raw materials, usu. farm products.
Cheng Tang first leader of the Shang dynasty of China, ruling in approximately the seventeenth century B.C.E. (exact dates contested).
chenille a tufted or velvetlike cord, used in embroidery and for fringes, or woven into a fabric. [2 definitions]
chenin blanc a dry to slightly sweet white wine. [2 definitions]
cheongsam a fitted Chinese dress having a high neck, usu. short sleeves, and side slits to the thighs.
cherish to value with great affection. [3 definitions]
cherishable combined form of cherish.
Cherokee a member of a North American Indian tribe that formerly lived in the southeastern United States, and now is mostly in Oklahoma and North Carolina. [2 definitions]
Cherokee rose a climbing, thornless rose that bears large white fragrant flowers.
cheroot an untapered cigar made with both ends open.
cherries jubilee a dessert made of vanilla ice cream topped with a sauce of black cherries and served flambé with brandy or kirsch.
cherry the edible fruit of the cherry tree, having a small, hard stone enclosed by yellow, red, or dark purple flesh. [5 definitions]