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[hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/

adjective, Chemistry.
of or noting a compound having atoms of only one element, usually carbon, in the ring (contrasted with ).
/ˌhəʊməʊˈsaɪklɪk; -ˈsɪk-; ˌhɒm-/
(of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atoms Compare heterocyclic
Containing a closed ring structure made of only one kind of atom. Benzene, for example, is a homocyclic compound, having a ring consisting of six carbon atoms. Compare heterocyclic.


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