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cyclization

[sahy-kluh-zey-shuh n, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the formation of a ring or rings.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; cyclize + -ation
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