The smallest units of organic compounds. Important examples of these molecules are based on chains of carbon atoms and come in four major categories: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).
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Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.
Their decay proceeded without a ready supply of oxygen, producing hydrocarbons like methane instead of oxygen-bearing molecules.
I learned some things I can never unlearn about organic decomposition and human bone.
They all broke off into clusters, working with a seamless, almost organic precision.
But in the organic world there is no such thing as the "fit" or the "unfit," in any higher or moral sense.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
It is an important point in diagnosis between functional and organic conditions.
Absence or marked diminution, therefore, indicates organic disease of the stomach.
When the amount of free hydrochloric acid is normal, organic disease of the stomach probably does not exist.
The total acidity is then determined, and the difference between the two determinations indicates the amount of organic acids.