Definition of -valent

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

History and Etymology for -valent

after -valent in equivalent — more at valence

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“-valent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-valent. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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valent

adjective
va·​lent | \ ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce valent (audio) \

Medical Definition of valent

: having valence usually used in combination bivalent multivalent

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