a suffix of nouns of quality, state, office, etc., many of which accompany adjectives in -acious or nouns or adjectives in -ate: fallacy; papacy; legacy; delicacy; piracy.
acyanotic acyanotic a·cy·a·not·ic (ā-sī’ə-nŏt’ĭk) adj. Characterized by the absence of cyanosis.
not : an acyclic flower; acyclic compounds. Chemistry. of or relating to a compound that does not contain a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with ). Historical Examples In acyclic flowers there is often a gradual transition from petals to stamens, as in the white water-lily (fig. 31). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume […]
- Acyclic compound
acyclic compound acyclic compound a·cy·clic compound (ā-sī’klĭk, ā-sĭk’lĭk) n. An organic compound that has an open chain structure and does not form a ring. Also called open chain compound.
- Acyclic terpene
See under (def 2). (originally) any of a class of monocyclic hydrocarbons of the formula C 10 H 16 , obtained from plants. this class or any of its oxygenated derivatives, any hydrocarbon from the same source having the formula C 5 H 8 (hemiterpene) the formula C 10 H 16 with an aliphatic structure […]