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.
- Also cycloaliphatic.
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British Dictionary definitions for alicyclic
(of an organic compound) having aliphatic properties, in spite of the presence of a ring of carbon atoms
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