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quinquevalent

[ kwing-kwuh-vey-luhnt, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luhnt, kwing- ]
/ ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ lənt, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə lənt, kwɪŋ- /
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adjective Chemistry.

exhibiting five valences, as phosphorus with valences 5, 4, 3, 1, and −3.

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Origin of quinquevalent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM quinquevalent

quin·que·va·lence [kwing-kwuh-vey-luhns, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luhns, kwing-], /ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ ləns, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə ləns, kwɪŋ-/, quin·que·va·len·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quinquevalent

quinquevalent
/ (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪlənt, kwɪnˈkwɛvələnt) /

adjective

chem another word for pentavalent

Derived forms of quinquevalent

quinquevalency or quinquevalence (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪləns, kwɪnˈkwɛvələns), noun
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