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divalent

 [di-va´lent]
bivalent; having a valence of two.

bi·va·lent

(bī-vā'lent, biv'ă-lent),
1. Having a combining power (valence) of 2.
See also: tetrad. Synonym(s): divalent
2. In cytology, a structure consisting of two paired homologous chromosomes, each split into two sister chromatids, as seen during the pachytene stage of prophase in meiosis.
See also: tetrad.

divalent

/di·va·lent/ (di-va´lent) bivalent; carrying a valence of two.

divalent

(dī-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having a valence of 2.
2. Immunology
a. Having two sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from two strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

divalent

(in chemistry) an atom with two additional or two missing electrons producing a dianion (e.g. O2-) or a dication (Ca2+), respectively. See valence.

bi·va·lent

(bī-vā'lĕnt)
1. Having a combining power (valence) of two.
Synonym(s): divalent.
2. cytology a structure consisting of two paired homologous chromosomes, each split into two sister chromatids, as seen during the pachytene stage of prophase in meiosis.

divalent

1. bivalent.
2. carrying an electronic charge of two units.