monocyclic


monocyclic

adjective

  1. having one cycle.
  2. Botany. arranged in a single whorl, as the parts of certain flowers.
  3. Chemistry. of or relating to a molecular structure containing one ring.

adjective

  1. Also: mononuclear (of a chemical compound) containing only one ring of atoms
  2. (of sepals, petals, or stamens) arranged in a single whorl
  3. (of a plant) having a life cycle that is completed in one year

  1. Having a single cycle, as of activity or development.
  2. Having a single whorl, as certain flowers and the shells of certain invertebrates.
  3. Having a molecular structure with only one ring. Benzene and toluene are monocyclic molecules.

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