polyatomic

[pol-ee-uh-tom-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
pertaining to a molecule containing more than two atoms.

Origin:
1855–60; poly- + atomic

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polyatomic (ˌpɒlɪəˈtɒmɪk)
 
adj
(of a molecule) containing more than two atoms

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Vibrational and electronic energy levels of polyatomic transient molecules.
Spectroscopic and dynamical studies of highly energized small polyatomic molecules.
Isobaric and polyatomic interferences relating to the technique must be recognized and corrected.
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