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quadrivalent

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adjective quad·ri·va·lent \ˌkwä-drə-ˈvā-lənt, in sense 2 kwä-ˈdri-və-lənt\

Definition of quadrivalent

  1. 1 :  tetravalent

  2. 2 :  composed of four homologous chromosomes synapsed in meiotic prophase



Origin and Etymology of quadrivalent

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865


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quadrivalent

noun quad·ri·va·lent

Definition of quadrivalent

  1. :  a quadrivalent chromosomal group



1923

First Known Use of quadrivalent

1923


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quadrivalent

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adjective quad·ri·va·lent \ˌkwäd-rə-ˈvā-lənt, in sense 2 kwä-ˈdriv-ə-lənt\

Medical Definition of quadrivalent

  1. 1:  tetravalent

  2. 2:  composed of four homologous chromosomes synapsed in meiotic prophase




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quadrivalent

noun quad·ri·va·lent

Medical Definition of quadrivalent

  1. :  a quadrivalent chromosomal group




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