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trivalent

[trahy-vey-luh nt, triv-uh-luh nt] /traɪˈveɪ lənt, ˈtrɪv ə lənt/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. having a valence of three.
2.
Immunology. having three binding sites, as certain antigens.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; tri- + valent
Related forms
trivalence, trivalency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trivalent

trivalent

/traɪˈveɪlənt; ˈtrɪvələnt/
adjective (chem)
1.
having a valency of three
2.
having three valencies
Also tervalent
Derived Forms
trivalency, noun
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trivalent in Medicine

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 in Science
trivalent
  (trī-vā'lənt)   
Chemistry Having a valence of 3.
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