An organic cation having one less electron than a corresponding free radical and with positive charge localized on the carbon atom.

Nearby words

  1. cinisello balsamo,
  2. cinna,
  3. cinnabar,
  4. cinnamene,
  5. cinnamic,
  6. cinnamic alcohol,
  7. cinnamic aldehyde,
  8. cinnamon,
  9. cinnamon bear,
  10. cinnamon bun

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