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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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