Meaning of ALIPHATIC in English

ALIPHATIC

[al.i.phat.ic] adj [ISV, fr. Gk aleiphat-, aleiphar oil, fr. aleiphein to smear; perh. akin to Gk lipos fat--more at leave] (1889): of, relating to, or being an organic compound having an open-chain structure (as an alkane)--compare alicyclic, aromatic

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