Aliphatic

Definition

noun, plural: aliphatics

A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains, and not containing aromatic rings.

adjective

Of or relating to such compound.


Supplement

'Word origin: From Greek aleiphar, aleiphat-, oil, from aleiphein, to anoint with oil

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