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tervalent

[tur-vey-luh nt] /tɜrˈveɪ lənt/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
2.
possessing three different valences, as cobalt with valences 2, 3, and 4.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; ter- + valent
Related forms
tervalence, tervalency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tervalent

tervalent

/tɜːˈveɪlənt/
adjective
1.
(chem) another word for trivalent
Derived Forms
tervalency, noun
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