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bivalent

bi·va·lent

bivalent

pronunciation:
baI veI lihnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in chemistry, having a valence of two, or having two valences.
definition 2: in genetics, having two similar or identical chromosomes or two sets of such chromosomes.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in genetics, a pair of similar or identical chromosomes.
derivations: bivalence (n.), bivalency (n.)