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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a ring composed exclusively of carbon atoms, as benzene.

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  • adj. describing a ring, all of whose atoms are carbon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing a ring of carbon atoms: used especially of carbon compounds, which contain rings composed exclusively of carbon atoms, as distinguished from heterocyclic compounds, which contain rings composed of the atoms of two or more elements. Also called isocyclic compounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or relating to or characterized by a ring composed of carbon atoms

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