- having a valence of two.
- having two valences, as aluminum with valences of two and three.
OTHER WORDS FROM bivalentbi·va·lence [bahy-vey-luhns, biv-uh-luhns], /baɪˈveɪ ləns, ˈbɪv ə ləns/, bi·va·len·cy, noun
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For the chromosomes of the heterotype mitosis arise by the looping round, not opening out, of the bivalent chromosomes.
Monoxide, mo-nok′sīd, n. an oxide containing a single oxygen atom in combination with two univalent atoms or one bivalent atom.
Figure 145 is a prophase showing the bivalent chromosomes still connected by linin fibers.
In Tenebrio molitor, the unequal pair behaved in every respect like the other bivalent chromosomes.
Bouquet stage from iron-hæmatoxylin preparations, showing the heterochromosome bivalent (x).