covalence

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noun co·va·lence \ˌkō-ˈvā-lən(t)s, ˈkō-ˌvā-\

Definition of covalence

  1. :  valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

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covalence

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noun co·va·lence \(ˈ)kō-ˈvā-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of covalence

  1. :  valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

covalent

\-lənt\play adjective

covalently

adverb

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