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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. Being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
    "organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"
  3. (pathology) involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
    "an organic disease"
  4. (health food) of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
    "organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"
  5. Simple and healthful and close to nature
    "an organic lifestyle"
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