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[al-uh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] /ˌæl əˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/
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 of alicyclic
First recorded in 1890-95; ali(phatic) + cyclic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for alicyclic


/ˌælɪˈsaɪklɪk; -ˈsɪk-/
(of an organic compound) having aliphatic properties, in spite of the presence of a ring of carbon atoms
Word Origin
C19: from German alicyclisch, from ali(phatic) + cyclic
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alicyclic in Medicine

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

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