having two atoms in the molecule.
containing two replaceable atoms or groups; binary.
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Hence it may be inferred that this value is typical for diatomic molecules.
((of a compound or molecule))
- containing two atoms
- containing two characteristic groups or atomsethylene glycol is a diatomic alcohol
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Made up of two atoms.
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