vicinal

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adjective vic·i·nal \ˈvi-sə-nəl, ˈvis-nəl\

Definition of vicinal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a limited district :  local

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or substituted in adjacent sites in a molecule <a vicinal disulfide group>

Origin and Etymology of vicinal

Latin vicinalis, from vicinus neighbor, from vicinus, adjective, neighboring


First Known Use: circa 1623


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