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Containing more than one kind of atom joined in a ring.
het′er·o·cy′cle (-sī′kəl) n.
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(Chemistry) a heterocyclic compound
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|Noun||1.||heterocycle - a compound containing a heterocyclic ring|
chelate, chelate compound - a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
|2.||heterocycle - a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon|
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