carbocyclic compound

[kahr-buh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, kahr-]


any of a group of organic chemical compounds in which all the atoms composing the ring are carbon atoms, as benzene or cyclopropane.

Nearby words

  1. carbo-,
  2. carbo-loading,
  3. carbobenzoxy,
  4. carbocholine,
  5. carbocyclic,
  6. carbohydrase,
  7. carbohydrate,
  8. carbohydrate loading,
  9. carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia,
  10. carbohydrates

Origin of carbocyclic compound

First recorded in 1895–1900; carbo- + cyclic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019