heteroatom

noun
het·​ero·​at·​om | \ ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌa-təm How to pronounce heteroatom (audio) \

Definition of heteroatom

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

First Known Use of heteroatom

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Heteroatom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroatom. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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heteroatom

noun
het·​ero·​at·​om | \ ˈhet-ə-rō-ˌat-əm How to pronounce heteroatom (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroatom

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

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