monatomic

adjective
mon·​atom·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈtä-mik How to pronounce monatomic (audio) \

Definition of monatomic

: consisting of one atom especially : having but one atom in the molecule

Examples of monatomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, both diatomic hydrogen and monatomic helium can permeate the seals. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of monatomic

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Monatomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monatomic. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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monatomic

adjective
mon·​atom·​ic | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈtäm-ik How to pronounce monatomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monatomic

1 : consisting of one atom especially : having but one atom in the molecule

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