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pentavalent

[ pen-tuh-vey-luhnt, pen-tav-uh- ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈveɪ lənt, pɛnˈtæv ə- /
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adjective Chemistry.

having a valence of 5: pentavalent arsenic.

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Origin of pentavalent

First recorded in 1870–75; penta- + -valent
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British Dictionary definitions for pentavalent

pentavalent
/ (ˌpɛntəˈveɪlənt) /

adjective

chem having a valency of fiveAlso: quinquevalent
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