[ trahy-uh-tom-ik ]
/ ˌtraɪ əˈtɒm ɪk /
having three atoms in a molecule.
having three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
having three replaceable hydroxyl groups.
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Words nearby triatomic
OTHER WORDS FROM triatomictri·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for triatomic
Triatomic, trī-a-tom′ik, adj. consisting of three atoms: trivalent.
The corresponding group consists of nitrogen, vanadium and niobium; they are triatomic, paramagnetic, and negative.Occult Chemistry|Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
British Dictionary definitions for triatomic
/ (ˌtraɪəˈtɒmɪk) /
chem having three atoms in the molecule
Derived forms of triatomictriatomically, adverb
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