carbo cyclic compound

carbocyclic compound

[kahr-buh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, kahr-]
any of a group of organic chemical compounds in which all the atoms composing the ring are carbon atoms, as benzene or cyclopropane.

1895–1900; carbo- + cyclic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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