heteroatom

noun
het·​ero·​at·​om | \ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌa-təm \

Definition of heteroatom 

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

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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heteroatom

noun
het·​ero·​at·​om | \ˈhet-ə-rō-ˌat-əm \

Medical Definition of heteroatom 

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

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