Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

macrocyclic

play
adjective mac·ro·cy·clic \ˌma-krō-ˈsi-klik, -ˈsī-\

Definition of macrocyclic

  1. :  containing or being a chemical ring that consists usually of 15 or more atoms



1936

First Known Use of macrocyclic

1936


Medical Dictionary

macrocyclic

play
adjective mac·ro·cy·clic \ˌmak-rō-ˈsik-lik, -ˈsī-klik\

Medical Definition of macrocyclic

  1. :  containing or being a chemical ring that consists usually of 15 or more atoms <a macrocyclic antibiotic>

macrocyclic

noun



Learn More about macrocyclic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of macrocyclic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up macrocyclic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival vernal hiemal brumal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ