hydrocarbons, acyclicmedical dictionary

Organic compounds composed exclusively of carbon and hydrogen where no carbon atoms join to form a ring structure.

(12 Dec 1998)

hydrocarbons, alicyclicmedical dictionary

Organic compounds composed exclusively of carbon and hydrogen. Three or more carbon atoms are arranged in a cyclic structure and they possess aliphatic properties.

(12 Dec 1998)

hydrocarbons, aromaticmedical dictionary

Organic compounds composed exclusively of carbon and hydrogen. They are unsaturated hexagonal ring structures with a closed conjugated system of double bonds that gives them the characteristic chemical properties of the parent aromatic hydrocarbon, benzene.

(12 Dec 1998)

hydrocarbons, cyclicmedical dictionary

Organic compounds composed exclusively of carbon and hydrogen forming a closed ring that may be either alicyclic or aromatic.

(12 Dec 1998)