annulation

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00367
A @T06446@ involving fusion of a new ring to a molecule via two new bonds. Some authors use the term '@A00365@' for the fusion of an additional ring to an already existing one, and 'annulation' for the formation of a ring from one or several acyclic precursors, but this distinction is not made generally.
See also:
cyclization
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1083 [Terms] [Paper]