from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. those compounds consisting largely of carbon, commonly produced by animals and plants, and hence called organic compounds, though their synthesis may be effected in many cases in the laboratory.
- n. See under Carbon.
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Inside living cells, either of plants or of animals that eat plants, or of animals that eat animals that eat plants etc., sun-made carbon compounds are ‘slow-burned’.