polycyclic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 having more than one cyclic component; especially having two or more rings in the molecule

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  • Polycyclic — may refer to: * Polycyclic compound, in organic chemistry, a cyclic compound with more than one hydrocarbon loop or ring structures * Polycyclic group, in mathematics, a solvable group that satisfies the maximal condition on subgroups …   Wikipedia

  • polycyclic — [päl΄i sīk′lik] adj. 1. Biol. having two or more rings or whorls 2. Chem. having two or more rings of atoms in the molecule …   English World dictionary

  • polycyclic — /pol ee suy klik, sik lik/, adj. Chem. pertaining to an organic compound containing several atomic rings, usually fused. [1865 70; POLY + CYCLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polycyclic — 1. adjective Having two or more rings of atoms in the molecule. 2. noun Such a compound See Also: monocyclic, bicyclic, tricyclic …   Wiktionary

  • polycyclic — poly·cy·clic .päl i sī klik, sik lik adj having more than one cyclic component esp having two or more usu. fused rings in a molecule * * * poly·cy·clic (pol″e sikґlik) ( siґklik) [poly + cyclic] containing more than one ring or cycle… …   Medical dictionary

  • polycyclic — [ˌpɒlɪ sʌɪklɪk, sɪk ] adjective 1》 relating to or resulting from many cycles. 2》 Chemistry having several rings of atoms in the molecule …   English new terms dictionary

  • polycyclic — poly·cyclic …   English syllables

  • polycyclic — pol•y•cy•clic [[t]ˌpɒl iˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk[/t]] adj. chem. pertaining to an organic compound containing several atomic rings, usu. fused • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • polycyclic — /pɒliˈsaɪklɪk/ (say polee suyklik) adjective of or relating to a molecule which contains more than one ring …   Australian English dictionary

  • polycyclic — adj. Chem. having more than one ring of atoms in the molecule …   Useful english dictionary

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