Definition of Diatomic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a molecule made up of two atoms. "A diatomic molecule"

Partainyms: Atom



Definition of Diatomic

1. a. Containing two atoms.

Definition of Diatomic

1. Adjective. (chemistry of a molecule etc.) Consisting of two atoms. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) A diatomic molecule or other species ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diatomic

1. composed of two atoms [adj]

Medical Definition of Diatomic

1. Containing two atoms. Having two replaceable atoms or radicals. Origin: Pref. Di- + atomic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diatomic

diathermanous
diathermic
diathermic therapy
diathermies
diathermocoagulation
diathermometer
diathermous
diathermy
diathermy machine
diatheses
diathesis
diathetic
diatom
diatomaceous
diatomaceous earth
diatomic (current term)
diatomics
diatomite
diatomites
diatomous
diatoms
diatonic
diatonic scale
diatonic scales
diatonically
diatonism
diatoric
diatreme
diatremes
diatribe

Literary usage of Diatomic

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1862)
"... by the further substitution of either monatomic or diatomic radicals for the remaining hydrogen-equivalents. I have satisfied myself that the ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"The combining or substitution value of the group CO is double that of H, equal to H2 ; the group then is diatomic. Let us notice in passing that this ..."

3. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"(d) Of the other diatomic alcohols : easy to tabulate. ... The diatomic alcohol-acids or diatomic monobasic acids are compounds which unite in themselves ..."

4. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"diatomic ALCOHOLS AND ETHERS. The diatomic alcohols are derived from saturated hydrocarbons by substitution of two equivalents of hydroxyl for two atoms of ..."

5. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"The diatomic alcohols are derived from the hydrocarbons of the marsh gas series ... It appears to be a general fact, that such diatomic alcohols as contain ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"THE HEAT OF ADSORPTION OF diatomic MOLECULES BY AR MILLER Received 9 September 1946 ... In this paper we are concerned with diatomic molecules which, ..."

7. Principles of Theoretical Chemistry, with Special Reference to the by Ira Remsen (1877)
"diatomic Alcohols and Acids. It has been stated that when we replace the ... OH which contain two hydrogen groups are called diatomic alcohols or glycols. ..."

8. Fownes Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical: A New American from by George Fownes (1885)
"The diatomic alcohols are derived from saturated hydrocarbons by substitution of two ... The diatomic alcohols of the fatty group, called glycols, ..."

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