heteroatom

noun

het·​ero·​at·​om ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌa-təm How to pronounce heteroatom (audio)
: an atom other than carbon in the ring of a heterocyclic compound

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heteroatom was in 1900

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“Heteroatom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroatom. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

heteroatom

noun
het·​ero·​at·​om ˈhet-ə-rō-ˌat-əm How to pronounce heteroatom (audio)
: an atom other than carbon in the ring of a heterocyclic compound

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