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Related to heterocyclic: Heterocyclic chemistry
Containing more than one kind of atom joined in a ring.
het′er·o·cy′cle (-sī′kəl) n.
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(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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het•er•o•cy•clic(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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|Noun||1.||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
|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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