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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aliphatic  \Al`i*phat"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  ?,  oil,  fat.]  (Org.  Chem.) 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  derived  from  fat;  fatty;  --  applied  to 
  compounds  having  an  openc-hain  structure.  The  aliphatic 
  compounds  thus  include  not  only  the  fatty  acids  and  other 
  derivatives  of  the  paraffin  hydrocarbons,  but  also 
  unsaturated  compounds,  as  the  ethylene  and  acetylene  series. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aliphatic 
  adj  :  having  carbon  atoms  linked  in  open  chains 




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