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Meaning of MULTIVALENT

Pronunciation:  `multu'veylunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having many values, meanings, or appeals; "subtle, multivalent allegory"
  2. [adj]  (chemistry) having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
  3. [adj]  (genetics) used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
 

MULTIVALENT is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: ambiguous, multi-valued, polyvalent
 
 Antonyms: bivalent, double, monovalent, univalent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mul*tiv"a*lent\, a. [Multi- + L. valens, p. pr. See
{Valence}.] (Chem.)
(a) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon.
(b) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.

 

 

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