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English definition of “inorganic”

inorganic

adjective     /ˌɪn.ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/ US  /-ɔːr-/ specialized
not being or consisting of living material, or (of chemical substances) containing no carbon or only small amounts of carbon: Salt is an inorganic chemical. The meteorites contained only inorganic material. → Compare organicTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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