Definition of -valent

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

Origin and Etymology of -valent

after -valent in equivalent — more at valence


Medical Dictionary

valent

adjective va·lent \ ˈvā-lənt \

medical Definition of valent

: having valence usually used in combination
  • bivalent
  • multivalent

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