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ter·mo·lec·u·lar

 (tĕr′mə-lĕk′yə-lər)
adj.
Trimolecular.

[Latin ter, thrice; see trei- in Indo-European roots + molecular.]
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W Lee, "Measurement of the rate coefficients for the bimolecular and termolecular ion-molecule reactions of [Ar.sub.2.sup.+] with selected atomic and molecular species," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.
Previous reports suggested that urethane could dissociate by double transfer of a proton and termolecular mechanism in the presence of alkaline solvents at a certain high temperature [33-35].
The authors suggest the possibility that this effect is indicative of the role of termolecular reactions, in addition to the normally considered bimolecular steps, in the inhibition process.