quinquevalent

[kwing-kwuh-vey-luh nt, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luh nt, kwing-]

Origin of quinquevalent

First recorded in 1875–80; quinque- + -valent
Related formsquin·que·va·lence [kwing-kwuh-vey-luh ns, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luh ns, 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

adjective
  1. chem another word for pentavalent
Derived Formsquinquevalency or quinquevalence (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪləns, kwɪnˈkwɛvələns), noun
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