quinquevalent

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quin·que·va·lent

 (kwĭng′kwə-vā′lənt)
adj.
Pentavalent.

quin′que·va′lence n.

quinquevalent

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quinquivalent

adj
(Chemistry) chem another word for pentavalent
ˌquinqueˈvalency, ˌquinquiˈvalency, quinquevalence, quinquivalence n

quin•que•va•lent

(ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ lənt, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə lənt, kwɪŋ-)

adj. Chem.
2. exhibiting five valences, as phosphorus with valences 5, 4, 3, 1, and −3.
[1875–80]
quin`que•va′lence (-ˈveɪ ləns) quin`que•va′len•cy, n.
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