subatom

[ suhb-at-uh m ]
/ sʌbˈæt əm /

noun Chemistry.

any component of an atom.

Nearby words

  1. subassemble,
  2. subassembly,
  3. subastral,
  4. subastringent,
  5. subatmospheric,
  6. subatomic,
  7. subatomic particle,
  8. subatomic particles,
  9. subaudition,
  10. subauricular

Origin of subatom

First recorded in 1875–80; sub- + atom

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