1
: having a (specified) valence or valences
bivalent
multivalent
2
: having (so many) chromosomal strands or homologous chromosomes
univalent

Word History

Etymology

after -valent in equivalent — more at valence

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Cite this Entry

“-valent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-valent. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

valent

adjective
va·​lent ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce valent (audio)
: having valence
usually used in combination
bivalent
multivalent
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