cyclization

noun
cy·​cli·​za·​tion | \ ˌsī-k(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce cyclization (audio) , ˌsi-\

Definition of cyclization

: formation of a ring in a chemical compound

Other Words from cyclization

cyclize \ ˈsī-​kə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce cyclize (audio) , ˈsi-​ , -​ˌklīz How to pronounce cyclize (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of cyclization

1909, in the meaning defined above

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cyclization

noun
cy·​cli·​za·​tion
variants: or British cyclisation \ ˌsīk-​(ə-​)lə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌsik-​ How to pronounce cyclisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclization

: formation of one or more rings in a chemical compound

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