complex organic molecule (COM)
molekul-e orgânik-e hamtâft
Fr.: molécule organique complexe
Fr.: molécule organique
A molecule that is normally found in or produced by living systems. Organic molecules typically consist of carbon atoms in rings or long chains, where other atoms (e.g. hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen) are attached, except for → carbon monoxide (CO) and → carbon dioxide (CO2), etc.