Alicyclic meaning

ălĭ-sĭklĭk, -sīklĭk
Of or relating to organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic characteristics or structures.
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(organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure.
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(chem.) Of or relating to certain cyclic compounds with carbon atoms in any type of closed chain (excluding the benzene ring), but with properties similar to aliphatic compounds.
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Origin of alicyclic

  • ali(phatic) cyclic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition