bivalent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ -valent

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  • IPA(key): /baɪˈveɪlənt/, /ˈbɪvələnt/

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bivalent (comparative more bivalent, superlative most bivalent)

  1. (chemistry) Having a valence of 2.
  2. (genetics) Of, or relating to a pair of homologous synapsed chromosomes that occur during meiosis.
  3. (of a vaccine) Protecting against two different viruses.

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Noun[edit]

bivalent (plural bivalents)

  1. (genetics) Any bivalent chromosome.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ valent

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bivalent (feminine singular bivalente, masculine plural bivalents, feminine plural bivalentes)

  1. bivalent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bivalent.

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bivalent m, n (feminine singular bivalentă, masculine plural bivalenți, feminine and neuter plural bivalente)

  1. bivalent

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