organometallic
metalorganic met`al*or*gan"ic, a. [Metal, L. metallum + E. organic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a series of compounds of certain metallic elements with organic radicals; as, zinc methyl, sodium ethyl, etc.; now usually {organometallic}. [Written also {metallorganic}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • organometallic — or ga*no*me*tal lic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a series of compounds of certain metallic elements bound to organic radicals; such as, methylmercury, zinc methyl, sodium ethyl, etc.; formerly refered to as {metalorganic}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • organometallic — [ôr΄gə nō mə tal′ik; ôr gan΄ōmə tal′ik] adj. [ ORGANO + METALLIC] Chem. designating or of a compound containing carbon and a metal or nonmetal, specif. one in which the metal or nonmetal atom is firmly attached to one or more carbon atoms …   English World dictionary

  • organometallic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1852 of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usually contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon • organometallic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • organometallic — 1. adjective of, or relating to organic compounds having a metal atom directly bonded to a carbon atom 2. noun Any organometallic compound …   Wiktionary

  • organometallic — Denoting an organic compound containing one or more metallic atoms in its structure. * * * or·gan·o·me·tal·lic mə tal ik adj of, relating to, or being an organic compound that usu. contains a metal or metalloid bonded directly to carbon… …   Medical dictionary

  • organometallic — /awr geuh noh meuh tal ik, awr gan oh /, adj. pertaining to or noting an organic compound containing a metal or a metalloid linked to carbon. Also, metallo organic. [1850 55; ORGANO + METALLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • organometallic — É”rgÉ™nəʊmɪ tælɪk / ɔːg adj. of organic compounds containing metal (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • organometallic — adjective Chemistry (of a compound) containing a metal atom bonded to an organic group or groups …   English new terms dictionary

  • organometallic — or·gano·metallic …   English syllables

  • organometallic — or•ga•no•me•tal•lic [[t]ˌɔr gə noʊ məˈtæl ɪk, ɔrˌgæn oʊ [/t]] adj. chem. pertaining to an organic compound containing a metal or a metalloid linked to carbon • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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