divalent

adjective
di·​va·​lent | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce divalent (audio) \

Definition of divalent

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

First Known Use of divalent

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Divalent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divalent. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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divalent

adjective
di·​va·​lent | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce divalent (audio) \

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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