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atomic number

noun atomic num·ber \-ˈnəm-bər\

Medical Definition of ATOMIC NUMBER

:  an experimentally determined number characteristic of a chemical element that represents the number of protons in the nucleus which in a neutral atom equals the number of electrons outside the nucleus and that determines the place of the element in the periodic table—see element table
May 04, 2015
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