• (America) IPA: /ælɪˈfætɪk/

aliphatic (not comparable)

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

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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