Definitions for univalentˌyu nəˈveɪ lənt, yuˈnɪv ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•va•lentˌyu nəˈveɪ lənt, yuˈnɪv ə-(adj.)

  1. having a chemical valence of one; monovalent.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. Biol. having one binding site, as an antibody. unpaired, as a chromosome.

    Category: Genetics, Biochemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. univalent(adj)

    used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis

    "a univalent chromosome"

  2. monovalent, univalent(adj)

    having a valence of 1


  1. univalent(Adjective)

    Having a valence of 1, or having only one valence.

  2. univalent(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to a chromosome that is not paired with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Univalent(adj)

    having a valence of one; capable of combining with, or of being substituted for, one atom of hydrogen; monovalent; -- said of certain atoms and radicals


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