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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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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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A question about what living organisms are made up of.

So, the cells are made up of carbon-based molecules. What other elements than carbon do the organic molecules that make up a cell consist of ? Thanks a lot.

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by Anonymous99
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A question about what living organisms are made up of.
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A question about what living organisms are made up of.

Well, yes one could say that carbon is the main element. Carbon forms the backbone of most of the substances. Those are called organic molecules. However, there are of course also some inorganic compounds present.

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A question about what living organisms are made up of.
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