trivalence

trivalent

[trahy-vey-luhnt, triv-uh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
Chemistry. having a valence of three.
2.
Immunology. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.

Origin:
1865–70; tri- + valent

trivalence, trivalency, noun
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trivalent (traɪˈveɪlənt, ˈtrɪvələnt)
 
adj
1.  having a valency of three
2.  having three valencies
 
tri'valency
 
n

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trivalent tri·va·lent (trī-vā'lənt)
adj.
Having valence 3.


tri·va'lence or tri·va'len·cy n.
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trivalent   (trī-vā'lənt)  Pronunciation Key 
Chemistry Having a valence of 3.
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