|bivalent (baɪˈveɪlənt, ˈbɪvə-)|
|1.||chem another word for divalent|
|2.||(of homologous chromosomes) associated together in pairs|
|3.||a structure formed during meiosis consisting of two homologous chromosomes associated together|
bivalent bi·va·lent (bī-vā'lənt)
Having a valence of 2; divalent.
Consisting of a pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes, as occurs during meiosis; double.
|bivalent (bī-vā'lənt) Pronunciation Key
Chemistry Having a valence of 2.