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univalent

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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

1

univalent

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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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