acyclic

adjective acy·clic \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klik , -ˈsi- \
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

Definition of acyclic

: not cyclic: such as
a : not disposed in whorls or cycles
b : having an open-chain structure : aliphatic
  • an acyclic compound

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acyclic

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

medical Definition of acyclic

1 : not occurring in periods or cycles
  • acyclic gonadotropin secretion
2 : having an open-chain structure; especially : aliphatic
  • an acyclic compound

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