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aromatic compound

noun, Chemistry
1.
an organic compound that contains one or more benzene or equivalent heterocyclic rings: many such compounds have an agreeable odor.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Researchers pumped an aromatic compound into a set of cages.
aromatic compound in Medicine

aromatic compound n.
A cyclic compound containing at least one benzene ring and characterized by the presence of alternating double bonds within the ring.

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