carbocyclic compound

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

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

Origin of carbocyclic compound

First recorded in 1895–1900; carbo- + cyclic

Words Nearby carbocyclic compound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023