homocyclic [hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh-] Word Origin 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 of homocyclic First recorded in 1900–05; homo- + cyclic British Dictionary definitions for homocyclic homocyclic adjective

  1. (of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atomsCompare heterocyclic

homocyclic in Science homocyclic [hō′mə-sĭk′lĭk]

  1. 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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