Definition of interatomic in English:

interatomic

adjective

Physics
  • Existing or acting between atoms.

    • ‘Also considered are interatomic forces and valence, the theory of solids, collision problems, radiation theory and relativistic quantum theory.’
    • ‘The graphs are colored such that the shading progresses from dark to light when moving from short to long interatomic distances.’
    • ‘All protein atoms and directions of major interatomic currents are shown in figure 1.’
    • ‘Here, distance is defined as the smallest interatomic distance between any two atoms in a pair of amino acids.’
    • ‘This means that molecules and organisms are held together by the tensile nature of interatomic bonds.’

Pronunciation:

interatomic

/ˌin(t)ərəˈtämik/