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To Democritus the atom looked like a marble. Democritus theorized that matter could only broken down into pieces of a certain size. These pieces which could not be broken any further were called atoms.

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Atoms make up all things.

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Q: What did democritus say about the atom?
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Who made the Latin name for atom?

Some say that Democritus named the atom "ATOMUS" which means "invisible" others say John Dalton but i would go with the former (Democritus).

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