divalent


di·va·lent

adjective \(ˌ)dī-ˈvā-lənt\

Definition of DIVALENT

:  having a chemical valence of two; also :  bonded to two other atoms or groups

First Known Use of DIVALENT

1868

di·va·lent

adjective \(ˈ)dī-ˈvā-lənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIVALENT

: having a chemical valence of two <divalent calcium>; also : bonded to two other atoms or groups <a divalent methylene group>

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