1 a Physiol. of or relating to a bodily organ or organs. b Med. (of a disease) affecting the structure of an organ.
2 (of a plant or animal) having organs or an organized physical structure.
3 Agriculture produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc. (organic crop; organic farming).
4 Chem. (of a compound etc.) containing carbon (opp. INORGANIC).
5 a structural, inherent. b constitutional, fundamental.
6 organized, systematic, coordinated (an organic whole).
Phrases and idioms:
organic chemistry the chemistry of carbon compounds. organic law a law stating the formal constitution of a country.
Etymology: F organique f. L organicus f. Gk organikos (as ORGAN)
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