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organic, organicity
1. Relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things.
2. Occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived.
3. In agriculture, relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizers, and other growing aids.
4. In medicine, relating to the organs of the body, specifically to basic changes in them brought about by physical disorders.
5. In chemistry, belonging to a family of compounds characterized by chains or rings of carbon atoms that are linked to atoms of hydrogen and sometimes oxygen, nitrogen, and other elements; the scientific study of carbon-based compounds, originally limited to compounds that are the natural products of living things, now including the study of synthetic carbon compounds; such as, plastics.
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