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.


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


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

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