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organic chemistry

noun

Simple Definition of organic chemistry

  • : a branch of chemistry that is concerned with carbon and especially carbon compounds which are found in living things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of organic chemistry

  1. :  a branch of chemistry that is concerned with carbon and especially carbon compounds which are found in living things

Word by Word Definitions

organicplay
  1. :  instrumental

    :  of, relating to, or arising in a bodily organ

    :  affecting the structure of the organism

  1. : :  an organic substance: as

    :  a fertilizer of plant or animal origin

    :  a pesticide whose active component is an organic compound or a mixture of organic compounds

chemistryplay
  1. :  a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo

    :  the composition and chemical properties of a substance

    :  chemical processes and phenomena (as of an organism)


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