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bivalent

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adjective bi·va·lent \(ˌ)bī-ˈvā-lənt, ˈbī-və-\

Definition of bivalent

  1. 1 :  divalent

  2. 2 :  associated in pairs in synapsis



1869

First Known Use of bivalent

1869


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bivalent

noun bi·va·lent

Definition of bivalent

  1. :  a pair of synaptic chromosomes



Circa 1934

First Known Use of bivalent

circa 1934

Rhymes with bivalent


Medical Dictionary

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bivalent

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adjective bi·va·lent \(ˈ)bī-ˈvā-lənt\

Medical Definition of bivalent

  1. 1a:  divalent <bivalent calcium>b:  having two combining sites <a bivalent antibody capable of binding to two molecules of an antigen>

  2. 2:  associated in pairs in synapsis <bivalent chromosomes>

  3. 3:  conferring immunity to two diseases or two serotypes <a bivalent vaccine protecting against hepatitis A and hepatitis B>




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bivalent

noun bi·va·lent

Medical Definition of bivalent

  1. :  a pair of synaptic chromosomes




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