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quadrivalent

[kwod-ruh-vey-luh nt, kwo-driv-uh-] /ˌkwɒd rəˈveɪ lənt, kwɒˈdrɪv ə-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
having a valence of four; tetravalent.
2.
exhibiting four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and −3.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; quadri- + -valent
Related forms
quadrivalence, quadrivalency, noun
quadrivalently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quadrivalent

quadrivalent

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(chem) another word for tetravalent
Derived Forms
quadrivalency, quadrivalence, noun
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quadrivalent in Medicine

quadrivalent quad·ri·va·lent (kwŏd'rə-vā'lənt)
adj.

  1. Having four valences.

  2. Having a valence of four; tetravalent.

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