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Aliphatic compound


noun, plural: aliphatic compounds

(biochemistry) A major group of organic compounds composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains, and not containing aromatic rings.


Aliphatic compounds include alkanes such as fatty acids and paraffin hydrocarbons, alkenes (such as ethylene) and alkynes (such as acetylene).

Word origin: aliphatic + compound.
Also called: aliphatic

Compare: aromatic compound
See also: hydrocarbon

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... the protocol. and for the broth i will use an certain media consist aliphatic compound that the bacteria degrade the compound in order to grow. in this case it could be ...

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