Meaning of ALIPHATIC in English


|alə|fad.ik adjective

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aliphat- (from Greek aleiphat-, aleiphar oil, fat, from aleiphein to smear) + -ic

: of, relating to, or derived from fat : fatty , acyclic — used of a large class of organic compounds characterized by an open-chain structure and consisting of the paraffin, olefin, and acetylene hydrocarbons and their derivatives (as the fatty acids); distinguished from alicyclic, aromatic, heterocyclic

aliphatic terpenes

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