bicyclic

adjective

bi·​cy·​clic (ˌ)bī-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce bicyclic (audio)
-ˈsi-
1
: consisting of or arranged in two cycles
2
: containing two usually fused rings in the structure of the molecule

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bicyclic was in 1872

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“Bicyclic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bicyclic. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

bicyclic

adjective
bi·​cy·​clic (ˈ)bī-ˈsī-klik How to pronounce bicyclic (audio) -ˈsik-lik How to pronounce bicyclic (audio)
: containing two usually fused rings in the structure of the molecule
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