alicyclic

adjective
ali·​cy·​clic | \ ˌa-lə-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio) , -ˈsi-klik \

Definition of alicyclic

: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic — compare aliphatic

First Known Use of alicyclic

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alicyclic

ali- (in aliphatic) + cyclic entry 1, after German alicyclisch (later alizyklisch)

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“Alicyclic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alicyclic. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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alicyclic

adjective
al·​i·​cy·​clic | \ ˌal-ə-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio) , -ˈsik-lik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio) \

Medical Definition of alicyclic

: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic — compare aliphatic

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