- Chemistry. having a valence of three.
- Immunology. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.
Origin of trivalent
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Antimony acts as a trivalent element in the formation of a chloride.
Similarly, we have trivalent, tetravalent, pentavalent elements.
Similarly, a trivalent atom, such as that of Nitrogen, can unite with three monovalent atoms.The Making of Species
The trivalent hydroxides are too weak bases390 to form stable salts with so weak an acid as carbonic acid.
Triatomic, trī-a-tom′ik, adj. consisting of three atoms: trivalent.
- having a valency of three
- having three valencies
- Having valence 3.
- Chemistry Having a valence of 3.