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in·or·gan·ic / ˌinôrˈganik/ • adj. not arising from natural growth. ∎  Chem. of, relating to, or denoting compounds that are not organic (broadly, compounds not containing carbon). Compare with organic. ∎  without organized physical structure. ∎  Linguistics not explainable by the normal processes of etymology. DERIVATIVES: in·or·gan·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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inorganic Materials of mineral, as distinct from animal or vegetable, origin. Apart from carbonates and cyanides, inorganic chemicals are those that contain no carbon. See also organic.

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inorganic (in-or-gan-ik) adj.
1. not of animal or vegetable origin.

2. (in chemistry) describing or relating to compounds that do not contain carbon.

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