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 (ā-sĭk′lĭk, ā-sī′klĭk)
1. Botany Not cyclic. Used especially of flowers whose parts are arranged in spirals rather than in whorls, as in magnolias.
2. Chemistry Having an open-chain molecular structure rather than a ring-shaped structure.


(eɪˈsaɪklɪk; eɪˈsɪklɪk)
1. (Chemistry) chem not cyclic; having an open chain structure
2. (Botany) botany having flower parts arranged in a spiral rather than a whorl


(eɪˈsaɪ klɪk, eɪˈsɪk lɪk)

1. not cyclic: an acyclic flower.
2. of or pertaining to a chemical compound not containing a closed chain or ring of atoms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acyclic - not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
cyclic - forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"
2.acyclic - having an open chain structure
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
cyclic - of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure


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