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or·gan·ic com·pound

a compound composed of atoms (some of which are carbon) held together by covalent (shared electron) bonds. Compare: inorganic compound.
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or·gan·ic com·pound

(ōr-gan'ik kom'pownd)
A compound composed of atoms (some of which are carbon) held together by covalent (shared electron) bonds.
Compare: inorganic compound
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organic compound

A compound containing carbon. Such compounds include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
See also: compound
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