quadrivalent

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quad·ri·va·lent

 (kwŏd′rə-vā′lənt)
adj.
Tetravalent.

quad′ri·va′lence, quad′ri·va′len·cy n.

quadrivalent

(ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənt)
adj
(Chemistry) chem another word for tetravalent
ˌquadriˈvalency, ˌquadriˈvalence n

quad•ri•va•lent

(ˌkwɒd rəˈveɪ lənt, kwɒˈdrɪv ə-)

adj.
1. having a valence of four; tetravalent.
2. exercising four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and −3.
[1860–65]
quad`ri•va′lence, quad`ri•va′len•cy, n.
quad`ri•va′lent•ly, adv.
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