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Adjective: heterocyclic  ,he-tu-ru'sIk-lik
  1. Containing a closed ring of atoms of which at least one is not a carbon atom
Noun: heterocyclic  ,he-tu-ru'sIk-lik
  1. A compound containing a heterocyclic ring
    - heterocyclic compound, heterocycle

Derived forms: heterocyclics

See also: cyclic

Type of: chemical compound, compound

Encyclopedia: Heterocyclic