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Definition of "organometallic" [or•ga•no•me•tal•lic]

  • 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "organometallic" in a sentence
  • "Ziegler demonstrated that certain organometallic compounds (see"
  • "Instead of using metals to propel a chemical reaction (a standard method called organometallic catalysis widely used in the creation of pharmaceuticals), the team developed a way to use organic chemicals such as carbon in the reaction, an environmentally safer, easier and cheaper way to produce drugs."
  • "Geoffrey Wilkinson independently described a completely new group of organometallic molecules, called sandwich compounds."