plurivalent

adjective
plu·​ri·​va·​lent | \ ¦plu̇rə¦vālənt, (ˈ)plü¦rivəl- \

Definition of plurivalent

: having several degrees of power or capability specifically : consisting of several associated homologous chromosomes plurivalent chromatin rods

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History and Etymology for plurivalent

International Scientific Vocabulary pluri- + valent

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“Plurivalent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plurivalent. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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