Alicyclic
Alicyclic Al`i*cyc"lic, a. (Org. Chem.) pertaining to compounds that have a ring in the structure, but are not aromatic, as cyclohexane or cyclohexene. Compare {aliphatic} and {aromatic}. [PJC.]

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  • alicyclic — [al΄i sīk′lik] adj. [ ALI(PHATIC) + CYCLIC: used to translate Ger alizyklisch, of similar formation] Chem. of or relating to certain cyclic compounds with carbon atoms in any type of closed chain (excluding the benzene ring), but with properties… …   English World dictionary

  • alicyclic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aliphatic + cyclic Date: 1891 of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic compare aliphatic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alicyclic — /al euh suy klik, sik lik/, adj. Chem. of or noting organic compounds essentially aliphatic in chemical behavior but differing structurally in that the essential carbon atoms are connected in a ring instead of a chain. Also, cycloaliphatic. [1890 …   Universalium

  • alicyclic — adjective Of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure …   Wiktionary

  • alicyclic — Denoting an a. compound. * * * al·i·cy·clic .al ə sī klik, sik lik adj of, relating to, or being an organic compound that contains a ring but is not aromatic compare ALIPHATIC * * * al·i·cy·clic (al″ĭ sikґlik) ( siґklik) having the… …   Medical dictionary

  • alicyclic — [ˌalɪ sʌɪklɪk, sɪk ] adjective Chemistry relating to or denoting organic compounds which have a non aromatic structure (e.g. cyclohexane) …   English new terms dictionary

  • alicyclic — al·i·cy·clic …   English syllables

  • alicyclic — al•i•cy•clic [[t]ˌæl əˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk[/t]] adj. chem. of or noting organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic properties • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • alicyclic — /æləˈsaɪklɪk/ (say aluh suyklik), / ˈsɪk / (say sik ) adjective 1. relating to or denoting an organic compound, in which some carbon atoms are connected in one or more rings. –noun 2. Chemistry such a compound. {German alicyclisch} …   Australian English dictionary

  • alicyclic —   a. denoting organic compounds that are both aliphatic and cyclic, i.e. aliphatic in chemical behaviour but having their carbon atoms in a ring …   Dictionary of difficult words

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