organometallic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or constituting a natural chemical containing a metal, particularly a compound for which a metal atom is bonded directly to a carbon atom.
    • of, or associated with organic compounds having a metal atom directly bonded to a carbon atom
    • Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of some substances of specific metallic elements bound to natural radicals; particularly, methylmercury, zinc methyl, sodium ethyl, etc.; previously refered to as metalorganic.
  • noun:
    • Any organometallic ingredient.
  • others:
    • In chem., an epithet put on substances for which a natural radical, as ethyl, is right along with a metal, to differentiate them from other organic substances containing metals, where the steel is indirectly united into the radical by the input of oxygen.

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