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  • noun organic chemistry A hydrocarbon consisting an aromatic unit (typically a benzene ring) and an aliphatic chain that forms a bridge between two positions of the aromatic ring; more complex derivatives (the superphanes) with multiple aromatic units and bridges forming cagelike structures are known.
  • noun organic chemistry Any cyclic structure used as a base phane in the nomenclature of complex organic compounds

Etymologies

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cyclo- +‎ phane

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