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Adjective: organic  or'ga-nik
  1. (chemistry) relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
  2. (health food) of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
    "organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"
  3. Simple and healthful and close to nature
    "an organic lifestyle"
  4. Being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
    "organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"
  5. (pathology) involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
    "an organic disease"
Noun: organic  or'ga-nik
  1. A fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    - organic fertilizer, organic fertiliser [Brit]

Derived forms: organics

See also: healthful, integrated, nonsynthetic, structured, wholesome

Type of: fertiliser [Brit], fertilizer, plant food

Antonym: functional, inorganic

Encyclopedia: Organic, Inc