homonuclear

adjective

ho·​mo·​nu·​cle·​ar ˌhō-mə-ˈnü-klē-ər How to pronounce homonuclear (audio)
ˌhä-,
-ˈnyü-,
 nonstandard  -kyə-lər
: of or relating to a molecule composed of identical nuclei

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homonuclear was in 1930

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“Homonuclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homonuclear. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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