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|part of speech:
||a single atom or several atoms bound together electromagnetically, forming the smallest particle that possesses all the characteristic physical and chemical properties of an element or compound.
||a tiny piece or particle; bit.
- atom, bit, fleck, grain, granule, mote, particle, speck
- similar words:
- crumb, iota, jot, modicum, morsel, pinch, scintilla, shred, trace, whit
comes from moles
, a Latin word that means "mass." "Molecule" is a French word for "tiny mass."