aliphatic /ˌalɪˈfatɪk / ‹Chemistry›


I. adjective

relating to or denoting organic compounds in which carbon atoms form open chains (as in the alkanes), not aromatic rings.
II. noun

an aliphatic compound.
– origin late 19th cent. (originally used of the fatty acids): from Greek aleiphar, aleiphat- ‘fat’ + -ic.

Add Comment

By Oxford


Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.