a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
Of or relating to a compound containing a closed ring structure made of more than one kind of atom. Pyridine (C5 H5 N), for example, is a heterocyclic compound, as its ring contains five carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom.
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