macrocyclic
adjective Date: 1936 containing or being a chemical ring that consists usually of 15 or more atoms

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  • macrocyclic — [mak΄rō sīk′lik, mak΄rōsik′lik] adj. 1. Bot. of or having to do with an organism that has a complex life cycle 2. Chem. of or having to do with a molecule that has a complex ring structure with at least fifteen atoms …   English World dictionary

  • macrocyclic — mac·ro·cy·clic .mak rō sik lik, sī klik adj containing or being a chemical ring that consists usu. of 15 or more atoms <a macrocyclic antibiotic> macrocyclic n * * * mac·ro·cyc·lic (mak″ro sikґlik) ( siґklik) pertaining to a large… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocyclic — /mak roh suy klik, sik lik/, adj. Chem. having a ring structure consisting of more than 12 atoms. [1945 50; MACRO + CYCLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • macrocyclic — adjective a) (of an organic compound) having a closed ring of more than about twelve atoms b) of, or relating to a macrocycle …   Wiktionary

  • macrocyclic — mækrəʊ saɪklɪk , sɪk adj. having a ring of 15 or more atoms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocyclic — [ˌmakrə(ʊ) sʌɪklɪk, sɪk ] adjective Chemistry relating to or denoting a ring composed of a relatively large number of atoms. Derivatives macrocycle noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • macrocyclic — mac·ro·cyclic …   English syllables

  • macrocyclic — mac•ro•cy•clic [[t]ˌmæk roʊˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk[/t]] adj. having a ring structure consisting of more than 12 atoms • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • macrocyclic — “+ adjective Etymology: macr + cyclic 1. of an organic chemical : containing a ring structure of large size consisting usually of 15 or more atoms 2. of a rust fungus : having one or more binuclear spores in addition to teliospores and sporidia …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrocyclic compound — noun a macrocycle …   Wiktionary

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