Adjective "Acyclic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Acyclic


    Definition:

    1. not cyclic: an acyclic flower; acyclic compounds.

    2. Chemistry. of or relating to a compound that does not contain a closed chain or ring of atoms (contrasted with cyclic).

    Examples:

    "graphs can be acyclic."

    "terpenes can be acyclic."

    "compounds can be acyclic."