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EtymologyEdit

From hetero- +‎ cyclic.

AdjectiveEdit

heterocyclic (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry, of a cyclic compound) Having atoms of two or more different elements in at least one of its rings.
  2. (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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heterocyclic (plural heterocyclics)

  1. (organic chemistry) A heterocycle

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