1

univalent

adjective uni·va·lent \ ˌyü-ni-ˈvā-lənt \

Definition of univalent

1 : monovalent 1
2 : being a chromosomal univalent

First Known Use of univalent

1868


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univalent

noun

Definition of univalent

: a chromosome that lacks a synaptic mate

First Known Use of univalent

1912


Medical Dictionary

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univalent

noun uni·va·lent \ ˌyü-ni-ˈvā-lənt \

medical Definition of univalent

: a chromosome that lacks a synaptic mate

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univalent

adjective

medical Definition of univalent

1 : monovalent 1
2 : being a chromosomal univalent
3 of an antibody : capable of agglutinating or precipitating but not both : having only one combining group

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