Definition of allocyclic in English:

allocyclic

adjective

  • 1Genetics. Of a chromosome or part of one: showing a pattern of condensation and expansion through the cell cycle that is out of synchrony with the bulk of the chromosomal material.

  • 2Geology. Designating cyclic or repetitive patterns of deposition within a sedimentary system which are attributed to factors external to the system.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of Genetics. From allo- + cyclic.

Pronunciation

allocyclic

/ˌaləˈsʌɪklɪk/