carbocyclic compound

carbocyclic compound

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

Origin:
1895–1900; carbo- + cyclic

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