- The definition of organic is natural matter or compounds with a carbon base, and also refers to food and meat grown or raised without chemicals or pesticides.
- Natural plant matter is an example of something that would be described as organic.
- Food grown on a farm where only animal or vegetable fertilizers are used is an example of organic food.
- of or having to do with a bodily organ
- of or involving the basic makeup of a thing; inherent; inborn; constitutional
- made up of systematically interrelated parts; organized
- designating or of any chemical compound containing carbon: some of the simple compounds of carbon, as carbon dioxide, are frequently classified as inorganic compounds
- designating or of the branch of chemistry dealing with carbon compounds
- of, having the characteristics of, or derived from living organisms
- ☆ grown with only animal or vegetable fertilizers, as manure, bone meal, compost, etc.
- ☆ Law designating or of the fundamental, or constitutional, law of a state
- Med. producing or involving alteration in the structure of an organ: an organic disorder
Origin: L organicus from Glassical Greek organikos
- organically adverb
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- Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms: organic matter.
- Of, relating to, or affecting a bodily organ: an organic disease.
- a. Of, marked by, or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin: organic vegetables; an organic farm.b. Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals: organic chicken; organic cattle farming.c. Serving organic food: an organic restaurant.d. Simple, healthful, and close to nature: an organic lifestyle.
- a. Having properties associated with living organisms.b. Resembling a living organism in organization or development; interconnected: society as an organic whole.
- Constituting an integral part of a whole; fundamental.
- Law Denoting or relating to the fundamental or constitutional laws and precepts of a government or an organization.
- Chemistry Of or designating carbon compounds.
- A substance, especially a fertilizer or pesticide, of animal or vegetable origin.
- Chemistry An organic compound.
- or·ganˈi·cal·ly adverb
- orˌgan·icˈi·ty noun
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organic - Cultural Definition
In medicine, a descriptive term for things or conditions that have to do with an organ in the body. The term can also refer to something that is derived from living organisms.
organic - Medical Definition
- Of, relating to, or affecting organs or an organ of the body.
- Of or designating carbon compounds.
- Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms.
- Of, marked by, or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin.
- Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals.
- organicity noun
organic - Science Definition
- Involving organisms or the products of their life processes.
- Relating to chemical compounds containing carbon, especially hydrocarbons.
- Using or produced with fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin.
- Relating to or affecting organs or an organ of the body. An organic disease is one in which there is a demonstrable abnormality on physical examination, laboratory testing, or other diagnostic studies.
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