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[Gr. atomos, indivisible] The smallest part of an element. An atom consists of a nucleus and surrounding electrons. The nucleus is positively charged, and this determines the atomic number of an element. A large number of entities in the atomic nucleus have been identified, and the search for others continues. Dimensions of atoms are of the order of 10−8 cm. SEE: atomic theory; SEE: electron atomic (ă-tom′ik), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Atom." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767659/all/atom.
Atom. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767659/all/atom. Accessed September 23, 2019.
Atom. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767659/all/atom
Atom [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767659/all/atom.
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