macrocyclic

adjective
mac·​ro·​cy·​clic | \ ˌma-krō-ˈsi-klik How to pronounce macrocyclic (audio) , -ˈsī- \

Definition of macrocyclic

: containing or being a chemical ring that consists usually of 15 or more atoms

First Known Use of macrocyclic

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrocyclic

macro- + cyclic entry 1

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“Macrocyclic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrocyclic. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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macrocyclic

adjective
mac·​ro·​cy·​clic | \ ˌmak-rō-ˈsik-lik, -ˈsī-klik How to pronounce macrocyclic (audio) \

Medical Definition of macrocyclic

: containing or being a chemical ring that consists usually of 15 or more atoms a macrocyclic antibiotic

Other Words from macrocyclic

macrocyclic noun

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