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heterocyclic

het·er·o·cy·clic

heterocyclic

pronunciation:
he t ro sI klihk
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or involving chemical compounds whose molecules are rings of carbon atoms with at least one atom of another element.
definition 2: of or pertaining to the branch of chemistry that studies these compounds.
heterocyclic research
derivation: heterocycle (n.)
Word Parts
The word heterocyclic contains the following parts:
cycl, cyclo Greek root that means wheel, circle
hetero Greek root that means different, other
synonyms:
ali, allo, all
antonyms:
homo, homeo, omal, iso-