Meaning of inorganic


Pronunciation: (in"ôr-gan'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. not having the structure or organization characteristic of living bodies.
  2. not characterized by vital processes.
  3. noting or pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives. Cf. organic (def. 1).
  4. not fundamental or related; extraneous.
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