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tervalent

[tur-vey-luh nt]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. trivalent.
  2. possessing three different valences, as cobalt with valences 2, 3, and 4.
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Origin of tervalent

1900–05; ter- + valent
Related formster·va·lence, ter·va·len·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tervalent

tervalent

adjective
  1. chem another word for trivalent
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Derived Formstervalency, noun
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