Definitions for quinquevalentˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ lənt, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə lənt, kwɪŋ-

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quin•que•va•lent*ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ lənt, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə lənt, kwɪŋ-(adj.)

  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: pentavalent (def. 1). 1

  2. exhibiting five valences, as phosphorus with valences 5, 4, 3, 1, and −3.

    Category: Chemistry

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Origin of quinquevalent:

1875–80

quin`que•va′lence-ˈveɪ ləns(n.)

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