Definition of Triatomic

1. a. Having three atoms; -- said of certain elements or radicals.



Definition of Triatomic

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

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Definition of Triatomic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Triatomic

1. Having three atoms; said of certain elements or radicals. Having a valence of three; trivalent; sometimes, in a specific sense, having three hydroxyl groups, whether acid or basic; thus, glycerin, glyceric acid, and tartronic acid are each triatomic. Origin: Pref. Tri- + atomic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triatomic

triarylphosphine
triarylphosphines
trias
triathlete
triathletes
triathlon
triathlons
triatic
triatic stay
triatic stays
triatics
triatoma
triatome
triatomes
triatomic (current term)
triatominae
triatomine
triatomines
triaxial
triaxial reference system
triaxialities
triaxiality
triaxially
triaxials
triaxon
triaxons
triaza
triazabicyclo
triazanaphthalene

Literary usage of Triatomic

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1. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"B. triatomic Alcohols. Those alcohols are triatomic which are capable of forming ... The triatomic alcohols are colourless thick liquids of sweet taste and ..."

2. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"triatomic ALCOHOLS AND ETHERS. triatomic alcohols may be derived from saturated hydrocarbons by substitution of three equivalents of hydroxyl for three ..."

3. Fownes Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical: A New American from by George Fownes (1885)
"triatomic alcohols may be derived from saturated hydrocarbons by substitution of three atoms of ... Each triatomic alcohol subjected to the action of acids, ..."

4. Principles of Chemistry, Founded on Modern Theories by Alfred Naquet, William Cortis, Thomas Stevenson (1868)
"triatomic acids may, by succe.-sive eliminations of 110, ... Let us take for example, 1st, the case of a triatomic and monobasic acid ; and, 2ndly, ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"(1217) BEFORE proceeding to the examination of the important triatomic alcohol glycerin, it will be convenient to examine the general nature of its most ..."

6. Principles of Theoretical Chemistry, with Special Reference to the by Ira Remsen (1877)
"triatomic Alcohols and Acids. Glycerin.—Only one alcohol is well known which contains three hydroxyl ... Such alcohols are known as triatomic alcohols. ..."

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