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aliphatic

 [al″ĭ-fat´ik]
pertaining to any member of the group of organic compounds having a branched or straight chain structure.

al·i·phat·ic

(al-i-fat'ik),
Denoting the acyclic carbon compounds, most of which belong to the fatty acid series.
[G. aleiphar (aleiphat-), fat, oil]

aliphatic

/al·i·phat·ic/ (al″ĭ-fat´ik) pertaining to any member of one of the two major groups of organic compounds, those with a straight or branched chain structure.

aliphatic

[al′ifat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, aleiphar, oil
pertaining to fat or oil, specifically hydrocarbon compounds that are open chains of carbon atoms, such as the fatty acids, rather than aromatic ring structures. Aliphatic compounds do not have conjugated unsaturated cyclic structures as are found in aromatic compounds such as benzene and naphthalene.

aliphatic

adjective Referring to organic compounds in which the carbons are arranged in straight 'open' chains–eg, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes

al·i·phat·ic

(al'i-fat'ik)
Denoting the acyclic carbon compounds, most of which belong to the fatty acid series.
[G. aleiphar (aleiphat-), fat, oil]

aliphatic

Of any organic compound in which all carbon atom chains are arranged linearly rather than in rings, or that have rings that do not have the stability of benzene rings (see AROMATIC). All non-cyclic organic compounds are aliphatic and cyclic aliphatic compounds are called alicyclic compounds.

aliphatic

1. fatty or oily.
2. pertaining to a hydrocarbon that does not contain an aromatic ring.

aliphatic organic arsenicals
include the pharmaceuticals—cacodylic, phenarsonic acids and the herbicides—monosodium and disodium methanearsontes. See also organic arsenical.
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