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univalent

[yoo-nuh-vey-luh nt, yoo-niv-uh-] /ˌyu nəˈveɪ lənt, yuˈnɪv ə-/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. having a valence of one; monovalent.
2.
Genetics. (of a chromosome) single; unpaired; not possessing or joining its homologous chromosome in synapsis.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; uni- + -valent
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  • The faraday is a unit of electric charge that can electrolytically deposit one mole of an element or univalent ion.
British Dictionary definitions for univalent

univalent

/ˌjuːnɪˈveɪlənt; juːˈnɪvələnt/
adjective
1.
(of a chromosome during meiosis) not paired with its homologue
2.
(chem) another word for monovalent
Derived Forms
univalency, noun
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univalent in Medicine

univalent u·ni·va·lent (yōō'nĭ-vā'lənt)
adj.

  1. Having valence 1.

  2. Having only one valence.

  3. Of or relating to a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis.

n.
A univalent chromosome.
u'ni·va'lence or u'ni·va'len·cy n.
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univalent in Science
univalent
  (y'nĭ-vā'lənt)   
Having a valence of 1.
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