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Meaning of UNIVALENT

Pronunciation:  `yoonu'veylunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (chemistry) having a valence of 1
  2. [adj]  (genetics) used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis; "a univalent chromosome"
 

UNIVALENT is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: monovalent
 
 Antonyms: bivalent, double, multivalent, polyvalent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U*niv"a*lent\, a. [Uni- + L. valens, -entis, p. pr.
See {Valence}.] (Chem.)
Having a valence of one; capable of combining with, or of
being substituted for, one atom of hydrogen; monovalent; --
said of certain atoms and radicals.

 

 

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