|a.||1.||(Biol.) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic remains. Cf. Inorganic.|
|2.||Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.|
|3.||Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.|
|4.||Forming a whole composed of organs.|
|5.||(Chem.) Of or pertaining to compounds which are derivatives of hydrocarbons; pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a large series of carbon-containing compounds which are related to the carbon compounds produced by biological processes (such as methane, oils, fats, sugars, alcohols, ethers, proteins, etc.) and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; - contrasted with |
|Noun||1.||organic - a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter|
|Adj.||1.||organic - relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"|
inorganic - relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis; "hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances"
|2.||organic - of or relating to or derived from living organisms; "organic soil"|
|3.||organic - being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; "organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"|
inorganic - lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
|4.||organic - involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; "an organic disease"|
functional - involving or affecting function rather than physiology; "functional deafness"
|5.||organic - of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; "organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"|
|6.||organic - simple and healthful and close to nature; "an organic lifestyle"|
|7.||organic - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)|