[bahy-vey-luh nt, biv-uh-]
- having a valence of two.
- having two valences, as aluminum with valences of two and three.
Genetics. pertaining to associations of two homologous chromosomes.
Genetics. a pair of bivalent chromosomes, especially when pairing during meiosis.
Origin of bivalent
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a structure formed during meiosis consisting of two homologous chromosomes associated together
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Having a valence of 2; divalent.
Consisting of a pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes, as occurs during meiosis; double.
A pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes associated together during meiosis.
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Chemistry Having a valence of 2.
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