alicyclic

alicyclic

[al-uh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik]
adjective Chemistry.
of or noting organic compounds essentially aliphatic in chemical behavior but differing structurally in that the essential carbon atoms are connected in a ring instead of a chain.


Origin:
1890–95; ali(phatic) + cyclic

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alicyclic (ˌælɪˈsaɪklɪk, -ˈsɪk-)
 
adj
(of an organic compound) having aliphatic properties, in spite of the presence of a ring of carbon atoms
 
[C19: from German alicyclisch, from ali(phatic) + cyclic]

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alicyclic al·i·cy·clic (āl'ĭ-sī'klĭk, -sĭk'lĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic characteristics or structures.

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