Tricyclic meaning

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Having or being a molecular structure that contains three closed rings.

A tricyclic molecule.

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A tricyclic antidepressant drug.
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Containing three fused rings of atoms in the molecule.
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Any of a major group of antidepressant drugs that have a tricyclic molecular structure.
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Having or being a molecular structure that contains three closed rings.

A tricyclic molecule.

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A tricyclic antidepressant drug.
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Relating to a chemical compound having three closed rings. Anthracene is a tricyclic hydrocarbon.
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Relating to a class of drugs used to treat depression and having a tricyclic chemical structure consisting of two benzene rings fused to opposite sides of a seven-member ring. The seven-member ring consists of six carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom. Tricyclic antidepressants enhance the activity of monoamine neurotransmitters in the brain by inhibiting their reuptake by the cells that secrete them.
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Composed of or arranged in three distinct whorls, as the petals of a flower.
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(chemistry) Having three rings of atoms in the molecule.

A tricyclic antidepressant.

Anthracene is tricyclic.

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