triatomic [trahy-uh-tom-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.
- having three atoms in a molecule.
- having three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
- having three replaceable hydroxyl groups.
Origin of triatomic First recorded in 1860–65;+ Related formstri·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for triatomic Historical Examples of triatomic
The corresponding group consists of nitrogen, vanadium and niobium; they are triatomic, paramagnetic, and negative.
Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Triatomic, trī-a-tom′ik, adj. consisting of three atoms: trivalent.
British Dictionary definitions for triatomic triatomic adjective
- chem having three atoms in the molecule
Derived Formstriatomically, adverb