Heterocyclic meaning

hĕtə-rō-sīklĭk, -sĭklĭk
(organic chemistry, of a cyclic compound) Having one or more atoms other than carbon in at least one of its rings.
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Containing more than one kind of atom joined in a ring.
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Of or relating to certain cyclic compounds with a ring composed of atoms of carbon and some other element or elements.
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Of or relating to a compound containing a closed ring structure made of more than one kind of atom. Pyridine (C5 H5 N), for example, is a heterocyclic compound, as its ring contains five carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom.
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(organic chemistry) A heterocycle.
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Origin of heterocyclic

  • hetero- +‎ cyclic

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