Definitions for univalentˌyu nəˈveɪ lənt, yuˈnɪv ə-
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u•ni•va•lentˌyu nəˈveɪ lənt, yuˈnɪv ə-(adj.)
having a chemical valence of one; monovalent.
Biol. having one binding site, as an antibody. unpaired, as a chromosome.
Category: Genetics, Biochemistry
Origin of univalent:
used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
"a univalent chromosome"
having a valence of 1
Having a valence of 1, or having only one valence.
Of, or relating to a chromosome that is not paired with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.
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