divalent

[ dahy-vey-luh nt ]
/ daɪˈveɪ lənt /
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adjective Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. div.,
  2. div. in par. aeq.,
  3. diva,
  4. divagate,
  5. divagation,
  6. divali,
  7. divalproex sodium,
  8. divan,
  9. divaricate,
  10. divarication

Origin of divalent

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

Related formsdi·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 Formsdivalency, noun

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Medicine definitions for divalent

divalent

[ dī-vālənt ]

adj.

Bivalent.
Related formsdi•valence null n.


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