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[mon-uh-tom-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒm ɪk/

adjective, Chemistry.
having one atom in the molecule.
containing one replaceable atom or group.
having a valence of one.
adjective (chem)
(of an element) having or consisting of single atoms: argon is a monatomic gas
(of a compound or molecule) having only one atom or group that can be replaced in a chemical reaction
a less common word for monovalent

monatomic mon·a·tom·ic (mŏn’ə-tŏm’ĭk)

mon’a·tom’ic·al·ly adv.


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