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The chemistry of carbon compounds.
(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
the branch of chemistry dealing with the compounds of carbon.
The branch of chemistry that deals with carbon and carbon compounds.
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|Noun||1.||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