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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does organic chemistry mean? 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (noun)
  The noun ORGANIC CHEMISTRY has 1 sense:

1. the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)

  Familiarity information: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY used as a noun is very rare.


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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (noun)


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Meaning:

The chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("organic chemistry" is a kind of...):

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Domain category:

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "organic chemistry"):

biochemistry (the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry)


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