benzene ring

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benzene ring

[′ben‚zēn ‚riŋ]
(organic chemistry)
The six-carbon ring structure found in benzene, C6H6, and in organic compounds formed from benzene by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by other chemical atoms or radicals.
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