heteroatom


het·ero·at·om

noun \ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌa-təm\

Definition of HETEROATOM

:  an atom other than carbon in the ring of a heterocyclic compound

First Known Use of HETEROATOM

1900

het·ero·at·om

noun \ˈhet-ə-rō-ˌat-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROATOM

: an atom other than carbon in the ring of a heterocyclic compound

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