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organic molecule definition

A molecule of the kind normally found in living systems. Organic molecules are usually composed of carbon atoms in rings or long chains, to which are attached other atoms of such elements as hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.

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  • Ione wondered if it might not be something like an organic molecule on a large scale.

    The Einstein See-Saw Miles John Breuer
  • Here we've got an organic molecule that has multiplied out of all reason!

    The Hate Disease William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • We are far from saying that the atoms in the organic molecule ever take such forms.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar

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