Origin of organic
Examples from the Web for organic
I learned some things I can never unlearn about organic decomposition and human bone.
Or will you be labeled “too extreme” if you choose to buy only local, organic produce?Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And organic producers are sitting on some of the best GMO-free supply chains in the United States.
For one thing, the United States organic standards system already requires that foods be GMO-free.
When I looked at Tye, I was pretending that he was my son, and I looked for his organic reaction to me, and vice versa.
Lastly, a soil rich in organic matter generally requires phosphates, and possibly potash.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman
Who could be so credulous as to believe that minute organic forms could live through the boiling process?The Relations of Science and Religion|Henry Calderwood
It is known that bacteria, like other living things, feed and give off organic waste from their own bodies.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
In the first place, the organic life of the community has been greatly strengthened.
But, though there was no organic disorder, there were plenty of abuses to be remedied.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for organic
Word Origin and History for organic
1510s, "serving as an organ or instrument," from Latin organicus, from Greek organikos "of or pertaining to an organ, serving as instruments or engines," from organon "instrument" (see organ). Sense of "from organized living beings" is first recorded 1778 (earlier this sense was in organical, mid-15c.). Meaning "free from pesticides and fertilizers" first attested 1942. Organic chemistry is attested from 1831.
Medicine definitions for organic
Science definitions for organic
Culture definitions for organic
In medicine, a descriptive term for things or conditions that have to do with an organ in the body. The term can also refer to something that is derived from living organisms.