quinquevalent


quinquevalent

quinquevalent [kwing-kwuh-vey-luh nt, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luh nt, kwing-] Word Origin adjective Chemistry.

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

Origin of quinquevalent First recorded in 1875–80; quinque- + -valent Related formsquin·que·va·lence [kwing-kwuh-vey-luh ns, kwin-, kwin-kwev-uh-luh ns, kwing-] /ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈveɪ ləns, ˌkwɪn-, kwɪnˈkwɛv ə ləns, kwɪŋ-/, quin·que·va·len·cy, noun British Dictionary definitions for quinquevalent quinquevalent adjective

  1. chem another word for pentavalent

Derived Formsquinquevalency or quinquevalence (ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪləns, kwɪnˈkwɛvələns), noun

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