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Organic

Definition

noun, plural: organics

(Chemistry) An organic compound; or any substance containing carbon-based compounds, especially produced by or derived from living organisms.

(Agriculture) An organic food; or any food that is organically grown (i.e. grown without using or applying synthetic pesticides, fungicides, inorganic fertilizers, or preservatives.

adjective

(biology) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or similar to an organ of the body.


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Word origin: Latin organicus, Greek organikós, órgan(on).
Related forms: organically (adverb)

Compare: inorganic

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Why Forest Are Necessary?

After all in our modern world where so much organic material is moving backwards and forwards between continents, containment of pest species isn't really an option anyway.

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by qaism123
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... input. Nevertheless, I hope this helps you anyway Edit: oh, and one more thing. For bacteria to grow, they need some kind of carbon source (e.g. organic matter). This is usually in the form of basic sugars such as glucose or lactose. How do they grow if their growth conditions are purely non-organic ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... food, estrogen in the soy, artificial coloring and many preservatives. It is getting to a near impossibility trying to eat to live, even with high organic proteins and veggies- one can still go wrong. Then we have Candida, which is indeed a problem and not totally solved with drowning it out with ...

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by Sydstatue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:17 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Is there any difference between different fertilizers?

Organic and chemical fertilizer ultimately providing the same elements i.e. nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other macro and micro nutrients to the plants. There is no difference in atomic structure of elements from both ...

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by josem
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Is there any difference between different fertilizers?
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... some sugar (honey in water) and proteins to survive. Pure water isn't bad as well. The honey should be without pesticides/insecticides, best is organic honey. They can get proteins from small insects such as flies, which you can catch outside. I would always pour boiling water over them, so ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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