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tri·va·lent

 (trī-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having valence 3.
2. Immunology
a. Having three sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from three strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

tri·va′lence, tri·va′len·cy n.
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trivalent

(traɪˈveɪlənt; ˈtrɪvələnt)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having a valency of three
2. (Chemistry) having three valencies
Also: tervalent
triˈvalency, triˈvalence n
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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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tri·va·lent

(trī-vā′lənt)
Chemistry
Having a valence of three.
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Adj.1.trivalent - having a valence of three
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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trivalent

adj (Chem) → dreiwertig
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trivalent

adj trivalente
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To further investigate the electronic structure of Er[Cp.sub.3], X-ray absorption spectrum (XAS) measurements at the Er [M.sub.5] absorption edge were performed, which indicates trivalency of Er ions (i.e., [Er.sup.3+]) (Figure 4).
One oxygen atom of each of these two INA ligands shows trivalency. The oxygen atom of the INA ligand bonded to the terminal Pr atom of 4Pr-3oxalate extends its coordination to the Pr atom of 2Pr-1oxalate and vice versa linking the two units with an additional oxo bridge.
Most mammals metabolize iAs by reducing it to trivalency, followed by oxidative methylation to pentavalency.