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inorganic

Syllabification: in·or·gan·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌinôrˈɡanik
 
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Definition of inorganic in English:

adjective

1Not consisting of or deriving from living matter.
Example sentences
  • They probably developed both as ecological disaster forms and as a consequence of unusual marine chemistry that promoted inorganic and microbial calcification.
  • This neighbor is unable to understand that inorganic divisions amongst this human race, such as alliances, nations, ethnicities, will never stay static.
1.1Without organized physical structure.
2 Chemistry Of, relating to, or denoting compounds that are not organic (broadly, compounds not containing carbon).
Example sentences
  • Similarly, if the compound is inorganic, an organic solvent, such as water, is needed.
  • Under sulphur-deficient conditions, reduced protein synthesis is accompanied by the accumulation of organic and inorganic nitrogenous compounds.
  • Both organic and inorganic compounds experience elimination reactions.
3 Linguistics Not explainable by the normal processes of etymology.

Derivatives

inorganically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Magnetite is produced inorganically on Earth, but the magnetite crystals produced by magnetotactic bacteria are very different - they are chemically pure and defect-free, with distinct sizes and shapes.
  • The variable thickness of the apparent microgranular layer leads us to suspect that it is in fact an irregular rind of inorganically precipitated, cavity-lining, calcite cement.
  • The hinge is particularly useful in containers that require bending of various container parts, such as in food containers and boxes made from inorganically filled materials.

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