[ ey-sahy-klik, ey-sik-lik ]
/ eɪˈsaɪ klɪk, eɪˈsɪk lɪk /
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Words nearby acyclic
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How to use acyclic in a sentence
In acyclic flowers there is often a gradual transition from petals to stamens, as in the white water-lily (fig. 31).
In the latter case the motion is said to be cyclic, in the former acyclic.Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
British Dictionary definitions for acyclic
/ (eɪˈsaɪklɪk, eɪˈsɪklɪk) /
chem not cyclic; having an open chain structure
botany having flower parts arranged in a spiral rather than a whorl
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Scientific definitions for acyclic
[ ā-sī′klĭk, ā-sĭk′lĭk ]
Not cyclic. Used especially of flowers whose parts are arranged in spirals rather than in whorls, as in magnolias.
Having an open-chain molecular structure rather than a ring-shaped structure.
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