organic chemistry

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organic chemistry

n.
The chemistry of carbon compounds.

organic chemistry

n
(Chemistry) the branch of chemistry concerned with the compounds of carbon: originally confined to compounds produced by living organisms but now extended to include man-made substances based on carbon, such as plastics. Compare inorganic chemistry

organ′ic chem′istry


n.
the branch of chemistry dealing with the compounds of carbon.
[1870–75]
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organic chemistry

The branch of chemistry that deals with carbon and carbon compounds.
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Noun1.organic chemistry - the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)organic chemistry - the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
phytochemistry - the branch of organic chemistry dealing with the chemistry of plants
Translations
organická chemie
organisk kemi
organische Chemie
orgaaninen kemia
chimie organique
organska kemija
chemia organiczna
química orgânica
References in classic literature ?
It's a word that's made up out'n the Greek ORGO, outside, open, abroad; and the Hebrew JEESUM, to plant, cover up; hence inTER.
First, I got a B in Orgo, went on to Brandeis, married Amy that winter, we had a daughter and got my PhD.
At GGC we seek to avoid the infamous, dreaded orgo by engaging students with handheld technology and course content applications to extend learning beyond the confines of the classroom and laboratory.