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agostic

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Ancient Greek αγώστ (agṓst, to clasp/hold) + -ic

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agostic (comparative more agostic, superlative most agostic)

  1. (organic chemistry) Describing a structure in which a hydrogen atom is bonded to both a carbon (or silicon) atom and a metal atom in a three-center, two-electron interaction.

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