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 10, Slice 5 Various

(chem) not cyclic; having an open chain structure
(botany) having flower parts arranged in a spiral rather than a whorl
(ā-sī’klĭk, ā-sĭk’lĭk)

Not cyclic. Used especially of flowers whose parts are arranged in spirals rather than in whorls, as in magnolias.

Having an open-chain molecular structure rather than a ring-shaped structure.


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