heteronuclear

adjective

het·​ero·​nuclear
¦hetərō+
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2
: of or relating to different rings in a chemical compound
heteronuclear substitution in naphthalene
3
: of or relating to a molecule composed of different nuclei
hydrogen chloride HCl and deuterium hydride HD consist of heteronuclear diatomic molecules

Word History

Etymology

heter- + nuclear

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“Heteronuclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteronuclear. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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