Origin: Anc Greek
οργανικός/organikos(=pertaining to an organ)
>όργανον/organon(=instrument, tool, organ )
The term introduced in 1833 by Swedish chemist by Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779 – 1848). He was the first person to make the distinction between organic compounds (those containing carbon), and inorganic compounds.
1. Of, relating to living organisms.
2. (Chemistry) carbon compounds.