bivalent


adjective

  1. Chemistry.
    1. having a valence of two.
    2. having two valences, as aluminum with valences of two and three.
  2. Genetics. pertaining to associations of two homologous chromosomes.

noun

  1. Genetics. a pair of bivalent chromosomes, especially when pairing during meiosis.

adjective

  1. chem another word for divalent
  2. (of homologous chromosomes) associated together in pairs

noun

  1. a structure formed during meiosis consisting of two homologous chromosomes associated together
adj.

1864, of chemicals, 1899, of chromosomes, from bi- + -valent, from Latin valentem, present participle of valere “be worth” (see valiant).

adj.

  1. Having a valence of 2; divalent.
  2. Consisting of a pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes, as occurs during meiosis; double.

n.

  1. A pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes associated together during meiosis.

  1. Chemistry Having a valence of 2.

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