divalent

[dahy-vey-luh nt]

Origin of divalent

First recorded in 1865–70; di-1 + -valent
Related formsdi·va·lence, noun
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divalent

adjective chem
  1. having a valency of two
  2. having two valencies
Abbreviation: bivalent
Derived Formsdivalency, noun
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divalent in Medicine

divalent

[dī-vālənt]
adj.
  1. Bivalent.
Related formsdi•valence null n.
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