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- n. A heterocyclic compound or ring.
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- n. a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
- n. a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
Think about it: when is the last time you saw an old-fashioned, God-fearing, biblically-correct heterocycle?
- Found throughout nature, this aromatic nitrogen heterocycle assumes the form of a potent cancer fighter in the vegetables everybody loves to hate: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage.
The recently registered substance is a novel arylmethylidene heterocycle with analgesic properties.