from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic characteristics or structures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. pertaining to compounds that have a ring in the structure, but are not aromatic, as cyclohexane or cyclohexene. Compare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In chem., a term introduced by Bamberger to designate a compound containing a ring of carbon atoms but at the same time having many of the properties of the aliphatic or open-chain compounds.
ali(phatic) + cyclic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)