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diatomic

[dahy-uh-tom-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈtɒm ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
having two atoms in the molecule.
2.
containing two replaceable atoms or groups; binary.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; di-1 + atomic
Related forms
diatomicity
[dahy-at-uh-mis-i-tee] /ˌdaɪ æt əˈmɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • diatomic hydrogen will all be gone in a few decades.
British Dictionary definitions for diatomic

diatomic

/ˌdaɪəˈtɒmɪk/
adjective
1.
((of a compound or molecule))
  1. containing two atoms
  2. containing two characteristic groups or atoms: ethylene glycol is a diatomic alcohol
Derived Forms
diatomicity (ˌdaɪætəˈmɪsɪtɪ) noun
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diatomic in Medicine

diatomic di·a·tom·ic (dī'ə-tŏm'ĭk)
adj.
Made up of two atoms.

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