alicyclic

adjective

ali·​cy·​clic ˌa-lə-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio)
-ˈsi-klik
: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic compare aliphatic

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alicyclic was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Alicyclic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alicyclic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

alicyclic

adjective
al·​i·​cy·​clic ˌal-ə-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio) -ˈsik-lik How to pronounce alicyclic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic compare aliphatic
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