organic

organic
organic [ôr gan′ik]
adj.
[L organicus < Gr organikos]
1. of or having to do with a bodily organ
2. of or involving the basic makeup of a thing; inherent; inborn; constitutional
3. made up of systematically interrelated parts; organized
4.
a) designating or of any chemical compound containing carbon: some of the simple compounds of carbon, as carbon dioxide, are frequently classified as inorganic compounds
b) designating or of the branch of chemistry dealing with carbon compounds
5. of, having the characteristics of, or derived from living organisms
6. grown with only animal or vegetable fertilizers, as manure, bone meal, compost, etc.
7. Law designating or of the fundamental, or constitutional, law of a state
8. Med. producing or involving alteration in the structure of an organ [an organic disorder]: cf. FUNCTIONAL (sense 3)
organically
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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