any of a group of organic chemical compounds in which all the atoms composing the ring are carbon atoms, as benzene or cyclopropane.
adjective (of a chemical compound) containing a closed ring of carbon atoms Historical Examples carbocyclic rings will next be treated, benzene and its allies in some detail; and finally the heterocyclic nuclei. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various
the practice of eating high amounts of carbohydrates, sometimes after a period of low carbohydrate intake, for several days immediately before competing in an athletic event, especially a marathon, in order to store glycogen in the body, thereby providing greater reserves of energy. carbohydrate loading n. A dietary practice that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscle […]
any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the supporting tissues of plants and are important food for animals and people. Contemporary Examples We measured each slice across the four categories available […]
- Carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia
carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia n. See type III familial hyperlipoproteinemia. See type IV familial hyperlipoproteinemia.