hexavalent

[ hek-suh-vey-luh nt ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌveɪ lənt /
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adjective Chemistry.

having a valence of six.

Nearby words

  1. hexastich,
  2. hexastichon,
  3. hexastyle,
  4. hexasyllable,
  5. hexateuch,
  6. hexitol,
  7. hexokinase,
  8. hexokinase method,
  9. hexone,
  10. hexone base


Origin of hexavalent

First recorded in 1885–90; hexa- + -valent

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British Dictionary definitions for hexavalent

hexavalent

/ (ˌhɛksəˈveɪlənt) /

adjective

chem having a valency of sixAlso: sexivalent
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