Meaning of heterocyclic
Pronunciation: (het"ur-u-sī'klik, -sik'lik), [key]
— adj. Chem.
- of or pertaining to the branch of chemistry dealing with cyclic compounds in which at least one of the ring members is not a carbon atom (contrasted with homocyclic).
- noting such compounds, as ethylene oxide, CHO.
- heterocyclic (Thesaurus)