organometallic

adjective
or·​gan·​o·​me·​tal·​lic | \ ˌȯr-gə-nō-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce organometallic (audio) , 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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Other Words from organometallic

organometallic noun

Examples of organometallic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

History and Etymology for organometallic

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“Organometallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organometallic. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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organometallic

adjective
or·​gan·​o·​me·​tal·​lic | \ -mə-ˈtal-ik How to pronounce organometallic (audio) \

Medical Definition of organometallic

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

Other Words from organometallic

organometallic noun

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