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organic British & World English

Relating to or derived from living matter

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organic matter

all-organic British & World English

Entirely organic; specifically (of a method of farming or gardening) using no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

bio-organic British & World English

Of or relating to organic compounds involved or produced in biological processes; designating such compounds.

pre-organic British & World English

Existing or occurring prior to the existence of organic life.

non-organic British & World English

Not relating to or derived from living matter

organic law British & World English

A law stating the formal constitution of a nation

micro-organic British & World English

Of or relating to microorganisms.

organic metal British & World English

An organic compound or material having electrical or magnetic properties resembling those of metals.

organic soil British & World English

Soil that is naturally rich in organic matter (typically containing at least 20% organic matter by weight in a layer more than one meter in thickness).

organic world British & World English

(With the) the animal and vegetable kingdoms in combination; living things collectively; nature.

organic alkali British & World English

(Originally) an alkali of organic origin, an alkaloid (now historical); (in later use) any alkaline organic compound.

pseudo-organic British & World English

Inorganic but closely resembling or simulating an organism or organic structure.

organic chemist British & World English

An expert in or student of the branch of science that deals with carbon compounds

organic molecule British & World English

(In the terminology of Buffon) any of the minute indivisible particles of which living things are constituted and by means of which they reproduce (now historical).

organic selection British & World English

A theory emphasizing the role of adaptive non-hereditary phenotypic or ontogenetic variations (especially those affecting the behaviour of an individual organism with respect to its environment) in evolutionary selection.

organic chemistry British & World English

The branch of chemistry that deals with carbon compounds (other than simple salts such as carbonates, oxides, and carbides)

persistent organic pollutant British & World English

A hazardous organic chemical compound that is resistant to biodegradation and thus remains in the environment for a long period of time

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