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monatomic

[mon-uh-tom-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒm ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
having one atom in the molecule.
2.
containing one replaceable atom or group.
3.
having a valence of one.
Also, monoatomic.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; mon- + atomic
Related forms
monatomically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for monatomically

monatomic

/ˌmɒnəˈtɒmɪk/
adjective (chem)
1.
(of an element) having or consisting of single atoms: argon is a monatomic gas
2.
(of a compound or molecule) having only one atom or group that can be replaced in a chemical reaction
3.
a less common word for monovalent
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monatomically in Medicine

monatomic mon·a·tom·ic (mŏn'ə-tŏm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Occurring as single atoms.

  2. Having one replaceable atom or radical.

  3. Univalent.


mon'a·tom'ic·al·ly adv.
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