organometallic

adjective
or·gan·o·me·tal·lic | \ˌȯr-gə-nō-mə-ˈta-lik, ȯr-ˌga-nə-\

Definition of organometallic 

: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usually contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon

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organometallic noun

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Zheng Huang, a chemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has discovered a way to melt plastic by combining it with an organometallic compound—a mixture of an organic molecule like petroleum ether and metallic lithium. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Chemists Figure Out How to Turn Plastic Into Fuel," 20 June 2016

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First Known Use of organometallic

1852, in the meaning defined above

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organometallic

adjective
or·gan·o·me·tal·lic | \-mə-ˈtal-ik \

Medical Definition of organometallic 

: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usually contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon

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organometallic noun

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