[hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh-]
Origin of homocyclic
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- (of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atomsCompare heterocyclic
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- 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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