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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acyclic  \A*cyc"lic\,  a.  [Pref.  a-  not  +  cyclic.] 
  Not  cyclic;  not  disposed  in  cycles  or  whorls;  as: 
  a  (Bot.)  Of  a  flower,  having  its  parts  inserted  spirally  on 
  the  receptacle. 
  b  (Org.  Chem.)  Having  an  open-chain  structure;  aliphatic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acyclic 
  adj  1:  botany;  not  cyclic;  especially  having  parts  arranged  in 
  spirals  rather  than  whorls  [ant:  {cyclic}] 
  2:  chemistry;  not  cyclic;  having  an  open  chain  structure  [syn: 
  {open-chain}]  [ant:  {cyclic}] 




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