an organic compound that contains one or more benzene or equivalent heterocyclic rings: many such compounds have an agreeable odor.
aromatic compound n.
a cyclic compound containing at least one benzene ring and characterized by the presence of alternating double bonds within the ring.
- Aromatic rice
noun any rice with an aroma and flavor like roasted nuts or popcorn, such as basmati, jasmine, and texmati examples asia’s aromatic rices – including basmati from india and pakistan, thailand’s jasmine rice, and hundreds of little-known locally adapted varieties – appear to hold great promise. usage note cooking
- Aromatic series
aromatic series aromatic series n. chemical compounds derived from benzene or similar closed-chain hydrocarbon compounds containing conjugated double bonds. historical examples terebenthene belongs to the benzene or aromatic series, which can be shown from its connection with cymene. scientific american supplement, no. 711, august 17, 1889 various
- Aromatic spirits of ammonia
a nearly colorless liquid containing ammonia, ammonium carbonate, alcohol, and aromatic oils, used orally as an antacid and carminative and, by inhalation, as a stimulant in the treatment of faintness.
having an ; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous. chemistry. of or relating to an or compounds. a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant , as sage or certain spices and oils. . historical examples this same person once said that his wife had had a “historical” fit, in consequence of eating “aromatically” sealed salmon. a […]
the quality or state of being . chemistry. the property of being or resembling any of the compounds. noun the property of certain planar cyclic conjugated molecules, esp benzene, of behaving like unsaturated molecules and undergoing subst-tution reactions rather than addition as a result of delocalization of electrons in the ring the quality or state […]