tervalent


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ter·va·lent

 (tər-vā′lənt, tûr′vā′-)
adj.
Trivalent.

tervalent

(tɜːˈveɪlənt)
adj
(Chemistry) chem another word for trivalent
terˈvalency n

tri•va•lent

(traɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈtrɪv ə lənt)

adj.
1. having a chemical valence of three.
2. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.
[1865–70]
tri•va′lence, tri•va′len•cy, n.
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Here chemists explore how to design and synthesize tervalent phosphorus ligands with specific properties to optimize homogeneous catalysis.