octavalent


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octavalent

 [ok″tah-va´lent]
having a valency of eight.

oc·ta·va·lent

(ok'tă-vā'lent, ok-tav'ă-lent),
Denoting a chemical element or radical having a combining power (valency) of eight.
Synonym(s): octad (1)

octavalent

(ŏk″tă-vā′lĕnt) [L. octo, eight, + valeo, to have power]
Having a valence of eight.

octavalent

having a valency of 8.