at·​o·​my ˈa-tə-mē How to pronounce atomy (audio)
plural atomies
: a tiny particle : atom, mite

Word History


irregular from Latin atomi, plural of atomus atom

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of atomy was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Atomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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