acyclic

adjective acy·clic \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klik , -ˈsi- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acyclic

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

Origin and Etymology of acyclic


Medical Dictionary

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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