Meaning of allocyclic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌaləˈsʌɪklɪk/


  • 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.


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