cyclization

[ sahy-kluh-zey-shuhn, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun Chemistry.

the formation of a ring or rings.

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Origin of cyclization

First recorded in 1905–10; cyclize + -ation
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