Meaning of alicyclic

al•i•cy•clic

Pronunciation: (al"u-sī'klik, -sik'lik), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  1. of or noting organic compounds essentially aliphatic in chemical behavior but differing structurally in that the essential carbon atoms are connected in a ring instead of a chain.
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