Medical Dictionary


adj al·i·phat·ic \ˌal-ə-ˈfat-ik\

Medical Definition of ALIPHATIC

:  of, relating to, or being an organic compound (as an alkane or alkene) having an open-chain structure—compare alicyclic, aromatic 2


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