[ hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ məˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk, ˌhɒm ə- /
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Words nearby homocyclic
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British Dictionary definitions for homocyclic
/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈsaɪklɪk, -ˈsɪk-, ˌhɒm-) /
(of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atomsCompare heterocyclic
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Scientific definitions for homocyclic
[ hō′mə-sĭk′lĭk ]
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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