divalent

[ dahy-vey-luh nt ]
/ daɪˈveɪ lənt /

adjective Chemistry.

having a valence of two, as the ferrous ion, Fe++.

Origin of divalent

First recorded in 1865–70; di-1 + -valent

Related forms

di·va·lence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for divalent

divalent

/ (daɪˈveɪlənt, ˈdaɪˌveɪ-) /

adjective chem

having a valency of two
having two valencies
Abbreviation: bivalent

Derived Forms

divalency, noun
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Medicine definitions for divalent

divalent

[ dī-vālənt ]

adj.

Bivalent.

Related forms

di•valence null n.
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