aromatic compound

noun Chemistry.

an organic compound that contains one or more benzene or equivalent heterocyclic rings: many such compounds have an agreeable odor.

Nearby words

  1. aromantic,
  2. aromatase,
  3. aromatase inhibitor,
  4. aromatherapy,
  5. aromatic,
  6. aromatic series,
  7. aromatic spirits of ammonia,
  8. aromaticity,
  9. aromatization,
  10. aromatize

Origin of aromatic compound

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aromatic compound

aromatic compound


A cyclic compound containing at least one benzene ring and characterized by the presence of alternating double bonds within the ring.

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