in organically

inorganic

[in-awr-gan-ik]
adjective
1.
not having the structure or organization characteristic of living bodies.
2.
not characterized by vital processes.
3.
Chemistry. noting or pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives. Compare organic ( def 1 ).
4.
not fundamental or related; extraneous.

Origin:
1785–95; in-3 + organic

inorganically, adverb
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inorganic (ˌɪnɔːˈɡænɪk)
 
adj
1.  not having the structure or characteristics of living organisms; not organic
2.  Compare organic relating to or denoting chemical compounds that do not contain carbon
3.  not having a system, structure, or ordered relation of parts; amorphous
4.  not resulting from or produced by growth; artificial
5.  linguistics denoting or relating to a sound or letter introduced into the pronunciation or spelling of a word at some point in its history
 
inor'ganically
 
adv

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inorganic in·or·gan·ic (ĭn'ôr-gān'ĭk)
n.

  1. Not formed by or involving organic life or the products of organic life.

  2. Not composed of organic matter.

  3. Of or relating to compounds not containing carbon to hydrogen bonds


in'or·gan'i·cal·ly adv.
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inorganic   (ĭn'ôr-gān'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Not involving organisms or the products of their life processes.

  2. Relating to chemical compounds that occur mainly outside of living or once living organisms, such as those in rocks, minerals, and ceramics. Most inorganic compounds lack carbon, such as salt (NaCl) and ammonia (NH3); a few, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), do contain it, but never attached to hydrogen atoms as in hydrocarbons. Inorganic molecules tend to have a relatively small number of atoms as compared with organic molecules.


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