the branch of chemistry, originally limited to substances found only in living organisms, dealing with the compounds of carbon.
the branch of chemistry concerned with the compounds of carbon: originally confined to compounds produced by living organisms but now extended to include man-made substances based on carbon, such as plastics Compare inorganic chemistry

organic chemistry n.
The chemistry of compounds containing carbon.
organic chemistry
The branch of chemistry that deals with carbon and organic compounds, especially hydrocarbons.

The branch of chemistry dealing with organic molecules.


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