tervalent

tervalent

[tur-vey-luhnt]
adjective Chemistry.
2.
possessing three different valences, as cobalt with valences 2, 3, and 4.

Origin:
1900–05; ter- + valent

tervalence, tervalency, noun
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tervalent (tɜːˈveɪlənt)
 
adj
chem another word for trivalent
 
ter'valency
 
n

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