Definition of Acyclic

1. Adjective. Not cyclic; especially having parts arranged in spirals rather than whorls.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Cyclic



2. Adjective. Having an open chain structure.
Exact synonyms: Open-chain
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Aliphatic
Antonyms: Cyclic

Definition of Acyclic

1. a. Not cyclic; not disposed in cycles or whorls

Definition of Acyclic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) not cyclic; having an open chain structure ¹

2. Adjective. (graph theory) not cyclic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acyclic

1. not cyclic [adj]

Medical Definition of Acyclic

1. Not cyclic; denoting especially an acyclic compound. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acyclic

acute yellow atrophy of the liver
acuteangled
acuted
acutely
acuteness
acutenesses
acuter
acutes
acutest
acutifoliate
acutilobate
acuting
acyanoblepsia
acyanophilous
acyanotic
acyclic (current term)
acyclic acid
acyclic compound
acyclic monoterpene primary alcohol - NADP oxidoreductase
acyclical
acyclicality
acyclically
acyclicity
acycloguanosine
acyclovirs
acyl
acyl-(acyl-carrier-protein)-UDP-N-acetylglucosamine acyltransferase
acyl-(acyl-carrier-protein)-phospholipid acyltransferase
acyl-ACP dehydrogenase

Literary usage of Acyclic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"The surface will then be reduced to a point in the case of an acyclic surface, ... THEOREM I. If throughout any acyclic region Xdx + Ydy + Zdz = - D*. the ..."

2. A Treatise on Hydrodynamics: With Numerous Examples by Alfred Barnard Basset (1888)
"The motion produced must be necessarily irrotational, and acyclic ; also if $ be its velocity potential, it follows from § 42 (50) that p = — /}</>. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"m of acyclic and Cyclic W-Nitrosamines by Cultured Human Colon' (40294) IMAN AUTRUP, CURTIS C. HARRIS, AND BENJAMIN F. TRUMP e Studies Section. ..."

4. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"CHAPTER XXII UNIPOLAR MACHINES Homopolar or acyclic Machines 247.. If a conductor, C, revolves around, one pole of a stationary magnet shown as NS in Fig. ..."

5. The Chemistry of the Non-benzenoid Hydrocarbons and Their Simple Derivatives by Benjamin Talbott Brooks (1922)
"Chapter V. acyclic Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. Remarkably few hydrocarbons of this scries are known. Many which have been described are undoubtedly mixtures^ ..."

6. The Medical Student's Manual of Chemistry by Rudolph August Witthaus (1902)
"OPEN CHAIN, ALIPHATIC, acyclic OR FATTY COMPOUNDS. Six series are known: HYDROCARBONS. A. Methane, or Paraffin Series. These are saturated compounds and ..."

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