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Meaning of ACYCLIC

Pronunciation:  ey'sIklik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  chemistry; not cyclic; having an open chain structure
  2. [adj]  botany; not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls
 

ACYCLIC is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aliphatic, open-chain
 
 Antonyms: cyclic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cyc"lic\, a. [Pref. a- not + cyclic.]
Not cyclic; not disposed in cycles or whorls; as:
(a) (Bot.) Of a flower, having its parts inserted spirally on
    the receptacle.
(b) (Org. Chem.) Having an open-chain structure; aliphatic.

 

 

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