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chemistry

 [kem´is-tre]
the science that treats of the elements and atomic relations of matter, and of the various compounds of the elements.
colloid chemistry chemistry dealing with the nature and composition of colloids.
inorganic chemistry the branch of chemistry dealing with compounds that do not contain carbon-carbon bonds (inorganic compounds).
organic chemistry the branch of chemistry dealing with organic compounds, those characterized by carbon-carbon bonds, i.e., all compounds containing carbon except oxides of carbon, carbides, and carbonates.

or·gan·ic chem·is·try

that branch of chemistry concerned with covalently linked atoms, centering around carbon compounds of this type; originally, and still including, the chemistry of natural products.

organic chemistry

n.
The chemistry of carbon compounds.

organic chemistry

the branch of chemistry concerned with the composition, properties, and reactions of chemical compounds containing carbon. Specifically, the study of the hydrocarbons and their derivatives.

or·gan·ic chem·is·try

(ōr-gan'ik kem'is-trē)
That branch of chemistry concerned with covalently linked atoms, centering around carbon compounds of this type; originally, and still including, the chemistry of natural products.

organic chemistry

The chemistry of carbon compounds.

organic chemistry,

n the study of chemistry of all carbon compounds that are primarily covalently bonded.

chemistry

the science that treats of the elements and atomic relations of matter, and of the various compounds of the elements.

colloid chemistry
chemistry dealing with the nature and composition of colloids.
inorganic chemistry
the branch of chemistry dealing with inorganic compounds.
organic chemistry
the branch of chemistry dealing with organic compounds, those characterized by carbon-carbon bonds, i.e. all compounds containing carbon except oxides of carbon, carbides and carbonates.

organic

1. pertaining to an organ or organs.
2. having an organized structure.
3. arising from an organism.
4. pertaining to substances derived from living organisms.
5. denoting chemical substances containing carbon.
6. pertaining to or cultivated by use of animal or vegetable fertilizers, rather than synthetic chemicals.

organic acids
acids which contain carbon.
organic arsenic
see arsenic.
organic chemistry
see organic chemistry.
organic disease
a disease due to or accompanied by structural changes.
organic fluoride
organic mercury
see mercury.