Definition of Organic compound

1. Noun. Any compound of carbon and another element or a radical.

Definition of Organic compound

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any compound containing carbon atoms covalently bound to other atoms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Organic compound

1. A compound containing carbon. (11 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Organic Compound

organa urinaria
organic acid
organic brain syndrome
organic catalyst
organic chemicals
organic chemist
organic chemistry
organic compound (current term)
organic compounds
organic contracture
organic deafness
organic debris
organic delusions
organic dental cement
organic disease
organic disorder
organic electroluminescent display
organic electroluminescent displays
organic evolution
organic farming
organic fertiliser
organic fertilizer

Literary usage of Organic compound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1852)
"Formation of one organic compound from Another. The following compounds, for example, may be formed by artificial processes :—Formic acid; from tartaric ..."

2. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1862)
"... composition of plants and animals is equally significant of a radical distinction between the simplest organic compound and those of an inorganic nature ..."

3. Practical organic and bio-chemistry by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1920)
"IDENTIFICATION OF AN organic compound. Knowing the formula of a pure organic compound from its analysis and molecular weight, ..."

4. A Treatise on Food and Dietetics Physiologically and Therapeutically Considered by Frederick William Pavy (1881)
"Lie- big was the first to maintain that animals possessed the power of forming one kind of organic compound out of another. A warm controversy was at one ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1861)
"On a new organic compound containing Boron. By Dr. FRANKLAND and B. DUPPA. The authors exhibited a new body obtained by the action of zinc-ethyl on boracic ..."

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