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


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


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


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