Inorganic

Science / Marine Biology / Inorganic: Part of or derived from non-biological material. A chemical compound that does not include a carbon chain. Compare organic.

Inorganic Compound

Science / Chemistry / Inorganic Compound: A compound that does not contain carbon chemically bound to hydrogen. Carbonates, bicarbonates, carbides, and carbon oxides are considered inorganic compounds, even though they contain carbon. MORE

Inorganic Chemistry

Science / Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry: The study of inorganic compounds, specifically their structure, reactions, catalysis, and mechanism of action. MORE

Inorganic -E

Entertainment / Literature / Inorganic -E: A spoken -e added to the end of certain Middle English words that, historically, should not be there. Many Middle English words had their final -e's pronounced before the Great Vowel Shift, but others MORE

Photosynthesis

Science / Biology / Photosynthesis: The process by which plant cells use solar energy to produce ATP. The conversion of unusable sunlight energy into usable chemical energy, associated with the actions of chlorophyll. MORE

Autotroph

Science / Marine Biology / Autotroph: An organism that synthesizes organic molecules from inorganic starting materials through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Autotrophs are ecologically important as primary producers as they ultimately MORE

Chemosynthesis

Science / Marine Biology / Chemosynthesis: Primary production of organic matter, using various substances instead of light as an energy source; confined to a few groups of microorganisms MORE

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