[ dahy-uh-tom-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈtɒm ɪk /
having two atoms in the molecule.
containing two replaceable atoms or groups; binary.
Related formsdi·at·o·mic·i·ty [dahy-at-uh-mis-i-tee] /ˌdaɪ æt əˈmɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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Hence it may be inferred that this value is typical for diatomic molecules.
British Dictionary definitions for diatomic
/ (ˌdaɪəˈtɒmɪk) /
((of a compound or molecule))
- containing two atoms
- containing two characteristic groups or atomsethylene glycol is a diatomic alcohol
Derived Formsdiatomicity (ˌdaɪætəˈmɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for diatomic
[ dī′ə-tŏm′ĭk ]
Made up of two atoms.
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