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bivalent

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

Definition of bivalent

2 :associated in pairs in synapsis

First Known Use of bivalent

1869


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bivalent

noun

Definition of bivalent

:a pair of synaptic chromosomes

First Known Use of bivalent

circa 1934


Medical Dictionary

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bivalent

adjective bi·va·lent \ (ˈ)bī-ˈvā-lənt \

medical Definition of bivalent

1 a :divalent
  • bivalent calcium
b :having two combining sites
  • a bivalent antibody capable of binding to two molecules of an antigen
2 :associated in pairs in synapsis
  • bivalent chromosomes
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

medical Definition of bivalent

:a pair of synaptic chromosomes

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