Meaning of -valent

-valent

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meanings “having a valence” (quadrivalent), “having homologous chromosomes” (univalent), “having antibodies” (multivalent), of the number specified by the initial element.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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