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divalent

[dahy-vey-luh nt] /daɪˈveɪ lənt/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
having a valence of two, as the ferrous ion, Fe ++ .
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; di-1 + -valent
Related forms
divalence, noun
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  • Additionally, their kidneys selectively filter out divalent ions, which they then excrete.
  • Such iron configurations are well known as the so-called low spin divalent iron.
British Dictionary definitions for divalent

divalent

/daɪˈveɪlənt; ˈdaɪˌveɪ-/
adjective (chem)
1.
having a valency of two
2.
having two valencies
Abbreviation bivalent
Derived Forms
divalency, noun
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divalent in Medicine

divalent di·va·lent (dī-vā'lənt)
adj.
Bivalent.


di·va'lence or di·va'len·cy n.
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