diatomicity

diatomic

[dahy-uh-tom-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
1.
having two atoms in the molecule.
2.
containing two replaceable atoms or groups; binary.

Origin:
1865–70; di-1 + atomic

diatomicity [dahy-at-uh-mis-i-tee] , noun
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diatomic (ˌdaɪəˈtɒmɪk)
 
adj
(of a compound or molecule)
 a.  containing two atoms
 b.  containing two characteristic groups or atoms: ethylene glycol is a diatomic alcohol
 
diatomicity
 
n

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

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