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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλειφαρ (áleiphar, oil, ointment).

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aliphatic (not comparable)

  1. (organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.

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aliphatic (plural aliphatics)

  1. A compound of this type.
  2. (chiefly in the plural) A petroleum fraction containing no aromatic compounds

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