[ kwod-ruh-vey-luhnt, kwo-driv-uh- ]
/ ˌkwɒd rəˈveɪ lənt, kwɒˈdrɪv ə- /
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having a valence of four; tetravalent.
exhibiting four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and −3.
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OTHER WORDS FROM quadrivalentquad·ri·va·lence, quad·ri·va·len·cy, nounquad·ri·va·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use quadrivalent in a sentence
The vaccine, called mRNA-1010, is designed to target four lineages of influenza viruses that circulate seasonally each year, just like the current quadrivalent flu vaccines on the market.mRNA vaccine technology moves to flu: Moderna says trial has begun|Beth Mole|July 7, 2021|Ars Technica
British Dictionary definitions for quadrivalent
/ (ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənt) /
chem another word for tetravalent
Derived forms of quadrivalentquadrivalency or quadrivalence, noun
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Medical definitions for quadrivalent
[ kwŏd′rə-vā′lənt ]
Having four valences.
Having a valence of four; tetravalent.
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