univalent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

uni- +‎ -valent

Adjective[edit]

univalent (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Having a valence of 1, or having only one valence.
  2. (genetics) Of, or relating to a chromosome that is not paired with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.

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Noun[edit]

univalent (plural univalents)

  1. (genetics) Any univalent chromosome.