univalent

adjective
uni·​va·​lent | \ ˌyü-ni-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce univalent (audio) \

Definition of univalent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : being a chromosomal univalent

univalent

noun

Definition of univalent (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chromosome that lacks a synaptic mate

First Known Use of univalent

Adjective

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of univalent was in 1868

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“Univalent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/univalent. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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univalent

noun
uni·​va·​lent | \ ˌyü-ni-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce univalent (audio) \

Medical Definition of univalent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a chromosome that lacks a synaptic mate

univalent

adjective

Medical Definition of univalent (Entry 2 of 2)

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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