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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bivalent  \Biv"a*lent\,  a.  [L.  bis  twice  +  valens  p.  pr  See 
  {Valence}.]  (Chem.) 
  Equivalent  in  combining  or  displacing  power  to  two  atoms  of 
  hydrogen;  dyad. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bivalent 
  adj  1:  (chemistry)  having  a  valence  of  two  or  having  two  valences 
  [syn:  {divalent}] 
  2:  (genetics)  used  of  homologous  chromosomes  associated  in 
  pairs  in  synapsis  [syn:  {double}]  [ant:  {multivalent},  {univalent}] 




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