inorganic


in·or·gan·ic

adjective \ˌin-(ˌ)r-ˈga-nik\

: made from or containing material that does not come from plants or animals

Full Definition of INORGANIC

1
a (1) :  being or composed of matter other than plant or animal :  mineral (2) :  forming or belonging to the inanimate world
b :  of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classed as organic
2
:  not arising from natural growth :  artificial; also :  lacking structure, character, or vitality <dull inorganic things, without individuality or prestige — John Buchan>
in·or·gan·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of INORGANIC

  1. producing energy from inorganic materials

First Known Use of INORGANIC

1729

in·or·gan·ic

adjective \ˌin-ˌr-ˈgan-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INORGANIC

1
a : being or composed of matter other than plant or animal <an inorganic heart> b : forming or belonging to the inanimate world
2
: of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classified as organic
in·or·gan·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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