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inorganic

1. not having the structure or characteristics of living organisms; not organic
2. relating to or denoting chemical compounds that do not contain carbon
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inorganic

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(inorganic chemistry)
Pertaining to or composed of chemical compounds that do not contain carbon as the principal element (excepting carbonates, cyanides, and cyanates), that is, matter other than plant or animal.
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