- adjective referring to a substance which does not come from an animal or a plant
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- adjective pertaining to or composed of chemical compounds which do not contain carbon as the principal element, i.e., matter which does not come from plants or animals.
- adjective used for describing a substance that is not made from animal or vegetable sources
- used to describe a substance that does not come from animal or vegetable sources and does not contain carbon. Inorganic chemicals are widely used, e.g. copper is in Bordeaux mixture for use against blight, and sulphur is used against mildew.