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organic (pathology)

Definition:

involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

organ | organism

Comparative:

more organic

Superlative:

most organic

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

an organic disease

Synonyms:

org. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"serving as an organ or instrument", from Latin organicus, from Greek organikos...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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New World Dictionary:

organic | organically [adverb, related]

of or having to do with a bodily organ | of or involving the basic makeup of a thing; inherent; inborn; constitutional | made up of systematically ... (25 of 122 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

organic | fundamental [synonym, sense-specific] | organized [synonym, sense-specific] | integral [synonym, sense-specific] | organically [adverb, derived]

of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals | of or relating to animal or plant constituents or products having a ... (24 of 599 words, 11 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/organic

Wikipedia:

Organic [disambiguation]

may refer to: Of or relating to an organism, a living entity | Of or relating to an organ | Organic matter, matter that has come from a once-living organism, is capable of decay or the product of decay, or is composed of organic compound | Organic ... (44 of 484 words, 35 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

organic

noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly ... | characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms. | of or ... (23 of 329 words, 15 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

organic [entry 1, adjective] | instrumental [synonym, sense-specific] | fundamental [synonym, sense-specific] | organized [synonym, sense-specific] | organically [adverb, related] | organicity [noun, related]

[archaic] "instrumental" | of, relating to, or arising in a bodily organ ; affecting the structure of the organism | of, relating to, or derived from ... (24 of 241 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/organic

organic [entry 2, noun]

an organic substance: as ; a fertilizer of plant or animal origin ; a pesticide whose active component is an organic compound or a mixture of organic ... (27 of 49 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/organic show=1

Wiktionary:

organic | organics [plural] | organick [obsolete, sense-specific]

[biology] pertaining to or derived from living organisms. | pertaining to an organ of the body of a living organism. | [chemistry] relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products | of food or food products, grown in an environment... (39 of 197 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/organic

Oxford Dictionary:

organic | organics | organically [derived]

relating to or derived from living matter | [chemistry] : relating to or denoting compounds containing carbon (other than simple binary compounds and ... (22 of 166 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/organic

American Heritage Dictionary:

organic | organically [adverb, related] | organicity [noun, related]

Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms | Of, relating to, or affecting a bodily organ | Of, marked by, or involving the use of fertilizers ... (25 of 154 words, 13 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

organic | organically [adverb, related]

organic food or drink is produced using only a small number of artificial ... | [biology] connected with, produced by, or obtained from living things ... (24 of 145 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/organic

Cambridge Dictionary:

organic [entry 1] | organically [adverb, derived]

not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products (16 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organic 1

organic [entry 2]

being or coming from living plants and animals Opposite: inorganic | [formal] (of a disease or illness) producing a physical change in the structure ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organic 2

organic [entry 3, specialized]

(of a chemical substance) containing carbon (6 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organic 3

Britannica Encyclopedia:

organ [musical instrument]

in music, a keyboard instrument, operated by the player's hands and feet, in which pressurized air produces notes through a series of pipes organized ... (24 of 869 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/431866​/organ

organ [biology]

in biology, a group of tissues in a living organism that have been adapted to perform a specific function. In higher animals, organs are grouped into ... (26 of 126 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/431855​/organ

Columbia Encyclopedia:

organ

a musical wind instrument in which sound is produced by one or more sets of pipes controlled by a keyboard, each pipe producing only one pitch by ... (27 of 39 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0836836​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

organic | organics [plural]

relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things | occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived | ... (20 of 229 words, 9 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684829​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

organic

First use: 1510s

Origin: "serving as an organ or instrument", from Latin organicus, from Greek organikos "of or pertaining to an organ", from organon ... (21 of 55 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=organic

Oxford Dictionary:

organic | organics

Origin: late Middle English: via Latin from Greek organikos "relating to an organ or instrument"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/organic

New World Dictionary:

organic

Origin: Latin organicus from Greek organikos

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Encarta Dictionary:

organic | organics [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin organicus from Greek organikos "of an organ, instrumental" from organon "tool, instrument"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684829​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

organic | organics [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "organic"

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Collins Dictionary:

organic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "organic"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

organic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "organic"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

organic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "organic"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

organic [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "organic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "organic"

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the Free Dictionary:

organic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "organic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "organic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "organic" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

organic

Audio: English pronunciation of "organic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

organic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "organic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=organi​01 word=organic

YourDictionary Audio:

organic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "organic" by speech synthesizer

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