cycloaddition

noun

cy·​clo·​ad·​di·​tion ˌsī-(ˌ)klō-ə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce cycloaddition (audio)
: a chemical reaction leading to ring formation in a compound

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cycloaddition was in 1963

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“Cycloaddition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycloaddition. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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