Definitions for trivalenttraɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈtrɪv ə lənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri•va•lenttraɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈtrɪv ə lənt(adj.)

  1. having a chemical valence of three.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.

    Category: Immunology

Origin of trivalent:

1865–70

tri•va′lence(n.)

tri•va′len•cy(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trivalent(adj)

    having a valence of three

Wiktionary

  1. trivalent(Adjective)

    having a valence of 3

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trivalent(adj)

    having a valence of three; capable of being combined with, substituted for, or compared with, three atoms of hydrogen; -- said of triad atoms or radicals; thus, nitrogen is trivalent in ammonia

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