divalent

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adjective di·va·lent \(ˌ)dī-ˈvā-lənt\

Definition of divalent

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

1868

First Known Use of divalent

1868


Medical Dictionary

divalent

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adjective di·va·lent \(ˈ)dī-ˈvā-lənt\

Medical Definition of divalent

  1. :  having a chemical valence of two <divalent calcium>; also :  bonded to two other atoms or groups <a divalent methylene group>


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