Definition of Organic chemistry

1. Noun. The chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially).

Category relationships: Being, Organism, Chemical Science, Chemistry
Specialized synonyms: Biochemistry, Phytochemistry
Generic synonyms: Chemical Science, Chemistry

Definition of Organic chemistry

1. Noun. (chemistry) The chemistry of carbon-containing compounds, especially those that occur naturally in living organisms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Organic chemistry

1. A branch of chemistry that deals specifically with the structures, synthesis and reactions of carbon-containing compounds. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Organic Chemistry

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organic acid
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organic chemistry (current term)
organic compound
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organic contracture
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Literary usage of Organic chemistry

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1. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam, John Millar Thomson (1907)
"organic chemistry differs from inorganic in being chiefly concerned with the compounds produced by the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"to say that while it is scarce a text-book for beginners, it is probably our best text-book of organic chemistry for advanced students. ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"Hence, organic chemistry was defined as the chemistry of the carbon compounds, as well as that of the radicals containing carbon. ..."

4. Lessons in Elementary Chemistry: Inorganic and Organic by Henry Enfield Roscoe (1878)
"organic chemistry is defined as the chemistry of the carbon compounds. Many of these compounds exist already formed in the bodies of plants and animals ..."

5. A History of Chemistry by Forris Jewett Moore (1918)
"CHAPTER XVIII organic chemistry SINCE 1860 The long controversies which ended about 1860 ... This gave, perhaps, to organic chemistry a somewhat exaggerated ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"A REVIEW OF SOME RECENT PROGRESS IX organic chemistry.1 It is with deep regret that I am obliged, at this first attempt of the Section, ..."

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