• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a metalorganic (Chem) Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a series of compounds of certain metallic elements with organic radicals; as, zinc methyl, sodium ethyl, etc.; now usually organometallic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • metalorganic Pertaining to a compound consisting of a metal in combination with one or more organic radicals, such as zinc methyl, Zn(CH3)2, or magnesium ethyl iodide, MgIC2H5.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Metal, L. metallum, + E. organic,


In science:

The semiconductor heterostructure used for the fabrication of the photonic-crystal waveguides was grown on a (100)oriented semi-insulating indium phosphide (InP) substrate by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD).
An Anderson-localized random nanolaser
Experimental.—The wurtzite InN was grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy on sapphire substrates with a GaN buffer at the temperature of 530 oC.
Photoluminescence from localized states in disordered indium nitride