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bicyclic

[ bahy-sahy-klik, -sik-lik ]
/ baɪˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk /
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adjective
consisting of or having two cycles or circles.
Botany. in two whorls, as the stamens of a flower.
pertaining to or resembling a bicycle.
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Also bi·cy·cli·cal [bahy-sahy-kli-kuhl, -sik-li-kuhl] /baɪˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, -ˈsɪk lɪ kəl/ .

Origin of bicyclic

First recorded in 1875–80; bi-1 + cyclic
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British Dictionary definitions for bicyclic

bicyclic

bicyclical

/ (baɪˈsaɪklɪk, -ˈsɪklɪk) /

adjective
of, forming, or formed by two circles, cycles, etc
(of stamens, petals, etc) arranged in two whorls
(of a chemical compound) having atoms arranged in two rings fused together with at least two atoms common to each ringnaphthalene is bicyclic
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Scientific definitions for bicyclic

bicyclic
[ bī-sīklĭk, -sĭklĭk ]

Relating to a compound having two closed rings. Naphthalene is a bicyclic compound.
Composed of or arranged in two distinct whorls, as the petals of a flower.
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