divalent

adjective di·va·lent \ (ˌ)dī-ˈvā-lənt \

Definition of divalent

: having a chemical valence of two; also : bonded to two other atoms or groups

First Known Use of divalent

1868

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divalent

adjective di·va·lent \ (ˈ)dī-ˈvā-lənt \

medical Definition of divalent

: having a chemical valence of two
  • divalent calcium
; also : bonded to two other atoms or groups
  • a divalent methylene group

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