from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting an organic compound containing a metal, especially a compound in which a metal atom is bonded directly to a carbon atom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to organic compounds having a metal atom directly bonded to a carbon atom
- n. Any organometallic compound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In chem., an epithet applied to compounds in which an organic radical, as ethyl, is directly combined with a metal, to distinguish them from other organic compounds containing metals, in which the metal is indirectly united to the radical by the intervention of oxygen.
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