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- noun organic chemistry A
hydrocarbonconsisting an aromatic unit(typically a benzenering) and an aliphatic chainthat forms a bridgebetween two positions of the aromatic ring; more complexderivatives (the superphanes) with multiple aromatic units and bridges forming cagelike structuresare known.
- noun organic chemistry Any
cyclicstructure used as a base phanein the nomenclatureof complex organic compounds
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cyclo- + phane
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