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all the compounds derived from benzene, or similar cyclic compounds that obey the Hückel rule, distinguished from those compounds that are acyclic or that contain rings that lack the conjugated double-bond structure characteristic of benzene.
ar·o·mat·ic se·ries(ār'ō-mat'ik sēr'ēz)
All the compounds derived from benzene, or similar cyclic compounds that obey the Hückel rule.
Any series of organic compounds containing the benzene ring.
See also: series