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octavalent

[ ok-tuh-vey-luhnt ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. having a valence of eight.


octavalent

/ ˌɒktəˈveɪlənt /

adjective

  1. chem having a valency of eight


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Word History and Origins

Origin of octavalent1

First recorded in 1875–80; octa- + -valent

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