homocyclic [hoh-muh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik, hom-uh-] Word Origin adjective Chemistry.
- of or noting a compound having atoms of only one element, usually carbon, in the ring (contrasted with ).
Also. Origin of homocyclic First recorded in 1900–05; + British Dictionary definitions for homocyclic homocyclic adjective
- (of an organic compound) containing a closed ring of atoms of the same kind, esp carbon atomsCompare
homocyclic in Science 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.