- of, like, or containing carbon.
Origin of carbonaceous
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From the above experiments it is inferred that a supply of carbonaceous matter does not increase the crop of barley.
The bulk of the grain was corn in the carbonaceous, and wheat in the nitrogenous ration.The Dollar Hen
Milo M. Hastings
Now it isn't quite the same, I admit, with the carbonaceous food of plants.Science in Arcady
Because they secrete a carbonaceous matter, named chlorophyll, from which they derive their green colour.The Reason Why
Next in point of altitude, is the series of dark, carbonaceous, shelly slate rock.
- of, resembling, or containing carbon
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- A naturally abundant, nonmetallic element that occurs in all organic compounds and can be found in all known forms of life. Diamonds and graphite are pure forms, and carbon is a major constituent of coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Carbon generally forms four covalent bonds with other atoms in larger molecules. Atomic number 6; atomic weight 12.011; sublimation point above 3,500°C; boiling point 4,827°C; specific gravity of amorphous carbon 1.8 to 2.1, of diamond 3.15 to 3.53, of graphite 1.9 to 2.3; valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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