[[t]eɪˈsaɪ klɪk, eɪˈsɪk lɪk[/t]] adj.
1) not cyclic:
an acyclic flower[/ex]
2) chem. of or pertaining to a chemical compound not containing a closed chain or ring of atoms
Etymology: 1875–80

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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