Definition of bicyclic in English:

bicyclic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Having two fused rings of atoms in its molecule.

    • ‘Late eluting aromatic fractions composed predominantly of bicyclic and polycyclic aromatic compounds, namely alkyl-napthalenes and alkylindenes.’
    • ‘The cyclic c-AMPB and bicyclic bc-AMPB molecules finally allow the discussion of peptide motion under the action of different constraints.’
    • ‘The composite elements are arranged in a bicyclic fashion which is a derivative of a purine ring system.’
    • ‘Process for preparing homocystein analogs useful as intermediates for compounds containing a fused bicyclic ring’
    • ‘Where structural features permit, bicyclic and polycyclic compounds may be formed.’

Pronunciation:

bicyclic

/bʌɪˈsʌɪklɪk/