noncyclic

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cyclic   (sĭk'lĭk, sī'klĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Occurring or moving in cycles.

  2. Relating to a compound having atoms arranged in a ring or closed-chain structure. Benzene is a cyclic compound.

  3. Having parts arranged in a whorl.


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