noun, plural va·len·cies.Chemistry.
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Case notes that protein modifications that are commonly used for transducing signals, such as the addition of phosphoryl groups, change the valency of a protein — that is, its capacity to interact with other molecules.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life|Viviane Callier|January 7, 2021|Quanta Magazine
It is the river Valency of which he speaks, the more important of the streams that join just above the haven.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
There is a close relationship between prevailing, valiancy, valency, and value.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The question next arises, is the valency of an element fixed or variable?
If the word be defined as above, it is absolutely certain that the valency varies.
Just why different elements should differ thus in valency no one as yet knows; it is an empirical fact that they do.A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
British Dictionary definitions for valency
esp US and Canadian valence
noun plural -cies or -ces
- the number of antigen-binding sites on an antibody molecule
- the number of antigen-binding sites with which an antigen can combine