Definition of -valent 

1 : having a (specified) valence or valences bivalent multivalent

2 : having (so many) chromosomal strands or homologous chromosomes univalent

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after -valent in equivalent — more at valence

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valent

adjective
va·lent | \ˈvā-lənt \

Medical Definition of valent 

: having valence usually used in combination bivalent multivalent

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