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di·va·lent

 (dī-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having a valence of 2.
2. Immunology
a. Having two sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from two strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

divalent

(daɪˈveɪlənt; ˈdaɪˌveɪ-)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having a valency of two
2. (Chemistry) having two valencies
Also: bivalent
diˈvalency n

di•va•lent

(daɪˈveɪ lənt)

adj.
having a valence of two.
[1865–70]
di•va′lence, n.
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Adj.1.divalent - having a valence of two or having two valences
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