vicinal

adjective
vic·​i·​nal | \ ˈvi-sə-nəl How to pronounce vicinal (audio) , ˈvi-snəl \

Definition of vicinal

1 : of or relating to a limited district : local
2 : of, relating to, or substituted in adjacent sites in a molecule a vicinal disulfide group

First Known Use of vicinal

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vicinal

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

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“Vicinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicinal. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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