Definition of electrocyclic in English:

electrocyclic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Designating a reaction characterized either by the formation of a single bond between the opposite ends of a conjugated organic molecule, forming a cyclic compound or cyclic intermediate, or by the converse process of breaking such a bond; of or relating to such a reaction.

Origin

1960s. From electro- + cyclic.

Pronunciation

electrocyclic

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsɪklɪk//ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsʌɪklɪk/