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having a valency of eight.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Denoting a chemical element or radical having a combining power (valency) of eight.
Synonym(s): octad (1)
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octavalent(ŏk″tă-vā′lĕnt) [L. octo, eight, + valeo, to have power]
Having a valence of eight.
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