monatomic

[mon-uh-tom-ik]

Origin of monatomic

First recorded in 1840–50; mon- + atomic
Related formsmon·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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monatomic

monoatomic (ˌmɒnəʊəˈtɒmɪk)

adjective chem
  1. (of an element) having or consisting of single atomsargon 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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monatomic in Medicine

monatomic

[mŏn′ə-tŏmĭk]
adj.
  1. Occurring as single atoms.
  2. Having one replaceable atom or radical.
  3. Univalent.
Related formsmon′a•tomic•al•ly adv.
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