Triatomic Tri`a*tom"ic, a. [Pref. tri- + atomic.] (Chem.) (a) Having three atoms; -- said of certain elements or radicals. (b) Having a valence of three; trivalent; sometimes, in a specific sense, having three hydroxyl groups, whether acid or basic; thus, glycerin, glyceric acid, and tartronic acid are each triatomic. [1913 Webster]

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  • triatomic — [trī΄ə täm′ik] adj. 1. designating or of a molecule consisting of three atoms 2. designating or of a molecule containing three replaceable atoms or groups …   English World dictionary

  • triatomic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1862 having three atoms in the molecule < ozone is triatomic oxygen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triatomic — adjective (of a molecule etc) consisting of three atoms Ozone is a triatomic form of oxygen …   Wiktionary

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  • triatomic — adj. containing three atoms (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

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