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monatomic

, monoatomic Chem
1. (of an element) having or consisting of single atoms
2. (of a compound or molecule) having only one atom or group that can be replaced in a chemical reaction
3. a less common word for monovalent

monatomic

[¦män·ə′täm·ik]
(chemistry)
Composed of one atom.
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