quadrivalent


1quad·ri·va·lent

adjective \ˌkwä-drə-ˈvā-lənt, in sense 2 kwä-ˈdri-və-lənt\

Definition of QUADRIVALENT

2
:  composed of four homologous chromosomes synapsed in meiotic prophase

Origin of QUADRIVALENT

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1865

2quadrivalent

noun

Definition of QUADRIVALENT

:  a quadrivalent chromosomal group

First Known Use of QUADRIVALENT

1923

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