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homocyclic

[hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or noting a cyclic compound having atoms of only one element, usually carbon, in the ring (contrasted with heterocyclic).
Also, isocyclic.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; homo- + cyclic
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homocyclic

/ˌhəʊməʊˈsaɪklɪk; -ˈsɪk-; ˌhɒm-/
adjective
1.
(of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atoms Compare heterocyclic
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homocyclic
  (hō'mə-sĭk'lĭk)   
Containing a closed ring structure made of only one kind of atom. Benzene, for example, is a homocyclic compound, having a ring consisting of six carbon atoms. Compare heterocyclic.
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