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- noun The average mass of an atom of an element, usually expressed relative to the mass of carbon 12, which is assigned 12 atomic mass units.
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Formerterm for the more specific relative atomic mass.
- noun A term used to represent the
meanrelative atomic mass of an elementin nature, as distinct from the relative atomic mass of a single isotope.
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- noun (chemistry) the mass of an atom of a chemical element expressed in atomic mass units
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