acyclic


acyclic
Not cyclic; denoting especially an a. compound.

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acy·clic (')ā-'sī-klik, -'sik-lik adj
1) not occurring in periods or cycles <\acyclic gonadotropin secretion>
2) having an open-chain structure esp ALIPHATIC <an \acyclic compound>

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acy·clic (a-sikґlik) (a-siґklik) 1. in chemistry, having an open-chain structure; aliphatic. occurring independently of a cycle, such as the menstrual cycle. 3. aliphatic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.