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diatomic

 [di″ah-tom´ik]
1. containing two atoms.

di·a·tom·ic

(dī'ă-tom'ik),
1. Denoting a compound with a molecule made up of two atoms.
2. Denoting any ion or atomic grouping composed of two atoms only.

di·a·tom·ic

(dī'ă-tom'ik)
1. Denoting a compound with a molecule made up of two atoms.
2. Denoting any ion or atomic grouping composed of two atoms only.

diatomic

1. containing two atoms.
2. dibasic.
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Constant of Diatomic Molecules, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York (1979).
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