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 (hĕt′ə-rō-sī′klĭk, -sĭk′lĭk)
Containing more than one kind of atom joined in a ring.

het′er·o·cy′cle (-sī′kəl) n.
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(ˌhɛtərəʊˈsaɪklɪk; -ˈsɪk-)
(Chemistry) (of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms, at least one of which is not a carbon atom. Compare homocyclic
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(ˌhɛt ər əˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the branch of chemistry dealing with cyclic compounds in which at least one of the ring members is not a carbon atom.
2. noting such compounds.
het′er•o•cy`cle (-ˌsaɪ kəl) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heterocyclic - 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
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Adj.1.heterocyclic - containing a closed ring of atoms of which at least one is not a carbon atom
cyclic - of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
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They underwent testing for NAFLD, insulin resistance, and heterocyclic amines (HCAs), chemicals produced by cooking beef and other meats at very high temperatures, such as grilling or frying.
And, those who liked their meat or fish charred had the highest levels of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), chemicals that affect the inner lining of blood vessels and have been associated with atherosclerosis, which causes arteries to narrow and is a primary cause of heart disease.
They also provided updated researches and studies on nutrition management of food sensitivities, technological and biotechnological control of biogenic amines in food, and impact of food processing on the formation of heterocyclic amines and risk of cancer.
In addition, individuals who consumed large quantities of meat cooked using unhealthy methods including, frying or grilling, had increased levels of high heterocyclic amines (HCAs) -- pro-inflammatory compounds found in burned meat-and therefore developed insulin resistance.
* -amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinolone (IQ) (a type of heterocyclic amine)
9,796,741, entitled "Aryl, Heteroaryl, and Heterocyclic Compounds for Treatment of Complement Mediated Disorders," has been granted with claims to compositions of matter for ACH-4471 and additional compounds that inhibit complement factor D activity, a key mediator in the complement alternative pathway.
Akroform MTT-80/EPR/P is a type of thiazole heterocyclic compound used for crosslinking halogen-containing polymers.
The last few decades have seen a flurry of activity in the solvent free synthesis and development of heterocyclic compound because of their important biological properties [1-2].
Cooking meat at high temperature and for a long duration produces several mutagenic compounds such as heterocyclic amines (HCAs).
BASF's portfolio encompasses about 200 different kinds of amines, including alkyl--, alkanol--, and alkoxyalkylamines, as well as heterocyclic, aromatic, chiral, and specialty amines.
The 2000 to 50,000 number-average molecular weight polymer contains monocyclic heterocyclic groups such as diketopyrrolopyrrole, squalene, or carotene.