pentavalent

[ pen-tuh-vey-luhnt, pen-tav-uh- ]

adjectiveChemistry.
  1. having a valence of 5: pentavalent arsenic.

Origin of pentavalent

1
First recorded in 1870–75; penta- + -valent

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pentavalent

/ (ˌpɛntəˈveɪlənt) /


adjective
  1. chem having a valency of five: Also: quinquevalent

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