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bivalent

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adjective bi·va·lent \(ˌ)bī-ˈvā-lənt, ˈbī-və-\

Definition of bivalent

  1. 1 :  divalent

  2. 2 :  associated in pairs in synapsis

First Known Use of bivalent

1869


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bivalent

noun bi·va·lent

Definition of bivalent

  1. :  a pair of synaptic chromosomes

First Known Use of bivalent

circa 1934


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bivalent

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adjective bi·va·lent \(ˈ)bī-ˈvā-lənt\

Medical Definition of bivalent

  1. 1a:  divalent bivalent calciumb:  having two combining sites a bivalent antibody capable of binding to two molecules of an antigen

  2. 2:  associated in pairs in synapsis bivalent chromosomes

  3. 3:  conferring immunity to two diseases or two serotypes a bivalent vaccine protecting against hepatitis A and hepatitis B


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bivalent

noun bi·va·lent

Medical Definition of bivalent

  1. :  a pair of synaptic chromosomes

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