1: a nonmetallic chemical element with atomic number 6 that readily forms compounds with many other elements and is a constituent of organic compounds in all known living tissues — see Chemical Elements Table
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Kids Definition of carbon
: a chemical element occurring as diamond and graphite, in coal and petroleum, and in plant and animal bodies
noun, often attributive
Medical Definition of carbon
: a nonmetallic element found native (as in diamonds and graphite) or as a constituent of coal, petroleum, asphalt, limestone, and organic compounds or obtained artificially (as in activated charcoal)—symbol C — see Chemical Elements Table