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Meaning of acyclic

a•cy•clic

Pronunciation: (ā-sī'klik, ā-sik'lik), [key]
— adj.
  1. not cyclic: an acyclic flower; acyclic compounds.
  2. of or pertaining to a compound that does not contain a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with cyclic).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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