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Meaning of OCTAVALENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Oc*tav"a*lent\, a. [Octa- + L. valens, p. pr. See
{Valence}.] (Chem.)
Having a valence of eight; capable of being combined with,
exchanged for, or compared with, eight atoms of hydrogen; --
said of certain atoms or radicals.

 

 

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