Chem. designating or of a compound containing carbon and a metal or nonmetal, specif. one in which the metal or nonmetal atom is firmly attached to one or more carbon atoms
Origin of organometallicorgano- + metallic
Of, relating to, or constituting an organic compound containing a metal, especially a compound in which a metal atom is bonded directly to a carbon atom.
- (chemistry) Any organometallic compound.