polyatomic

adjective
poly·​atom·​ic | \ ˌpä-lē-ə-ˈtä-mik How to pronounce polyatomic (audio) \

Definition of polyatomic

: containing more than one and especially more than two atoms polyatomic molecules

First Known Use of polyatomic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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