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divalent

[ dahy-vey-luhnt ]
/ daɪˈveɪ lənt /
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adjective Chemistry.
having a valence of two, as the ferrous ion, Fe++.
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Origin of divalent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM divalent

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 of divalent

divalency, noun
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Medical definitions for divalent

divalent
[ dī-vālənt ]

adj.
Bivalent.

Other words from divalent

di•valence null n.
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