Definition of Aromatic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings. "An aromatic organic compound"

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Derivative terms: Aroma
Partainyms: Aromatic Compound

2. Adjective. Having a strong pleasant odor. "The pine woods were more redolent"
Exact synonyms: Redolent
Similar to: Fragrant
Derivative terms: Aroma, Redolence

Definition of Aromatic

1. a. Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.

2. n. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.

Definition of Aromatic

1. Adjective. Fragrant or spicy. ¹

2. Adjective. (organic chemistry) Having a closed ring of alternate single and double bonds with delocalized electrons. ¹

3. Adjective. (organic chemistry) derived from benzene. ¹

4. Noun. A fragrant plant or spice added to a dish to flavour it. ¹

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Definition of Aromatic

1. a fragrant plant or substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aromatic

1. Having a spicy odour. Origin: L. Aromaticus, Gr. Aromatikos (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aromatic

aromatase inhibitor
aromatic (current term)
aromatic-l-amino-acid decarboxylases
aromatic NADH-dependent nitroreductase
aromatic amine acetyltransferase
aromatic amine dehydrogenase
aromatic ammonia spirit
aromatic aster
aromatic castor oil
aromatic compound
aromatic d-amino-acid decarboxylase
aromatic hydrocarbon
aromatic series
aromatic vegetable
aromatic water

Literary usage of Aromatic

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The aromatic compounds in the urine. 2. The nitrogenous bodies containing "neutral sulphur." 3. The amino-acids, the amins and the diamins. 4. ..."

2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"... soluble compounds, 7056 Barium in urine, see METALS in urine, 8310 B[b]F, see see POLYNUCLEAR aromatic HYDROCARBONS (HPLC), 5506; 5515 (GO Benzaldehyde, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"1880, 49, 024 ; 1887, 57, 102, 434 ; 1880, 63, 604 ; 1889, 55, 412 ; 1890, 57, 785 : cf. Forster and Garland ibid. 1909, 95. 2051.) 2. ALIPHATIC-aromatic ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"... acid) obtained by oxidising dichloro- trimethylbenzene with nitric acid in sealed tubes. Recent, Work on Hydro-aromatic ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"This view seems amply supported by subsequent studies of aromatic bromination of this and related systems and also by studies of other aromatic substitution ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"In the preparation on the large scale of secondary and tertiary aromatic amino- com- ]K>unds, eg dimethylaniline, the primary amine is heated under pressure ..."

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