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acyclic

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adjective acy·clic \(ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klik, -ˈsi-\

Definition of acyclic

  1. :  not cyclic: as a :  not disposed in whorls or cycles b :  having an open-chain structure :  aliphatic <an acyclic compound>



1853

First Known Use of acyclic

1853


Medical Dictionary

acyclic

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adjective acy·clic \(ˈ)ā-ˈsī-klik, -ˈsik-lik\

Medical Definition of acyclic

  1. 1:  not occurring in periods or cycles <acyclic gonadotropin secretion>

  2. 2:  having an open-chain structure; especially :  aliphatic <an acyclic compound>




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