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bi·va·lent

 (bī-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Genetics Relating to or being a pair of homologous, side-by-side chromosomes, especially during meiosis; double.
2. Chemistry & Immunology Divalent.

bi·va′lence, bi·va′len·cy n.

bivalent

(baɪˈveɪlənt; ˈbɪvə-)
adj
1. (Chemistry) chem another word for divalent
2. (Genetics) (of homologous chromosomes) associated together in pairs
n
(Genetics) a structure formed during meiosis consisting of two homologous chromosomes associated together
biˈvalency n

bi•va•lent

(baɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈbɪv ə-)

adj.
1.
a. having a valence of two.
b. having two valences.
2. pertaining to associations of two homologous chromosomes.
n.
[1865–70]
bi•va′lence, bi•va′len•cy, n.

bi·va·lent

(bī-vā′lənt)
Chemistry
Having a valence of 2.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bivalent - having a valence of two or having two valences
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
2.bivalent - used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsisbivalent - used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
multivalent - used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
univalent - used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis; "a univalent chromosome"
Translations

bivalent

[ˈbaɪˈveɪlənt] ADJbivalente

bivalent

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