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Noun: heterocycle  'he-tu-ru,sI-kul
  1. A compound containing a heterocyclic ring
    - heterocyclic compound, heterocyclic
  2. A ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
    - heterocyclic ring

Derived forms: heterocycles

Type of: chemical compound, closed chain, compound, ring

Encyclopedia: Heterocycle