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of or noting organic compounds essentially in chemical behavior but differing structurally in that the essential carbon atoms are connected in a ring instead of a chain.
(of an organic compound) having aliphatic properties, in spite of the presence of a ring of carbon atoms

alicyclic al·i·cy·clic (āl’ĭ-sī’klĭk, -sĭk’lĭk)
Of or relating to organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic characteristics or structures.


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