covalence

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

Definition of covalence 

: valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

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Covalence will be hosting a live event at 3:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate the launch on its Facebook page. Kelly Poe, AL.com, "Covalence, Birmingham's coding bootcamp, launching start-your-own-business bootcamp," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of covalence

1919, in the meaning defined above

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covalence

noun
co·​va·​lence | \(ˈ)kō-ˈvā-lən(t)s \

Medical Definition of covalence 

: valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

Other Words from covalence

covalent \-​lənt \ adjective
covalently adverb

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